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Style color Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Set the text-color for different elements:

document.getElementById("myH2").style.color = "#ff0000";
document.getElementById("myP").style.color = "magenta";
document.getElementById("myP2").style.color = "blue";
document.getElementById("myDiv").style.color = "lightblue";
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Definition and Usage

The color property sets or returns the color of the text.


Browser Support

Property
color Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Syntax

Return the color property:

object.style.color

Set the color property:

object.style.color="color|initial|inherit"

Property Values

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

Technical Details

Default Value: not specified 
Return Value: A String, representing the text-color of an element
CSS Version CSS1

More Examples

Example

Return the text-color of a <p> element:

alert(document.getElementById("myP").style.color);
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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Text

CSS reference: color property


Style Object Reference Style Object