CSS color Property


Set the text-color for different elements:

body {
    color: red;

h1 {
    color: #00ff00;

p {
    color: rgb(0,0,255);

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Definition and Usage

The color property specifies the color of text.

Tip: Use a background color and a text color that makes the text easy to read.

Default value: not specified
Inherited: yes
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS1
JavaScript syntax: object.style.color="#0000FF" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

color 1.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 3.5

CSS Syntax

color: color|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
color Specifies the text color. Look at CSS Color Values for a complete list of possible color values. Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Text

HTML DOM reference: color property




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