CSS outline-color Property
Set a color for the outline:
More "Try it Yourself" examples below.
Definition and Usage
An outline is a line that is drawn around elements, outside the borders, to make the element "stand out".
outline-color property specifies the color of an
Note: Always declare the outline-style property before the
outline-color property. An element must have an outline before you change the
color of it.
|Default value:||invert if supported, otherwise currentcolor|
|Animatable:||yes, see individual properties. Read about animatable Try it|
Tips and Notes
Note: Outlines differ from borders! Unlike border, the outline is drawn outside the element's border, and may overlap other content. Also, the outline is NOT a part of the element's dimensions; the element's total width and height is not affected by the width of the outline.
The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.
Note: The value
not supported in any browsers, except Internet Explorer 8.
|invert||Performs a color inversion. This ensures that the outline is visible, regardless of color background. Note: Browsers are not required to support this value.|
|color||Specifies the color of the outline. Look at CSS Color Values for a complete list of possible color values.||Demo ❯|
|initial||Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial|
|inherit||Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit|
Set a color for the outline with a HEX value:
Set a color for the outline with an RGB value:
Set a color for the outline with an RGBA value:
Set a color for the outline with a HSL value:
Set a color for the outline with a HSLA value:
CSS tutorial: CSS Outline
CSS reference: outline property
HTML DOM reference: outlineColor property