CSS GUIDE BACKGROUND COLOR

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Summary

background-color sets the background color of an element, either through a color value or the keyword transparent.

  • Initial value: transparent
  • Applies to: all elements
  • Inherited: no
  • Percentages: N/A
  • Media: visual
  • Computed value: as specified

Syntax

background-color: color | transparent | inherit

Legal Values

color

  • The color can be specified as a hexidecimal RGB value, a regular RGB value, or by using one of the pre-defined color keywords.

transparent

  • The default value for background-color is transparent meaning the element has no color of its own, instead showing the color of the element behind it.

Mozilla Recommended Values

Usage Examples

.exampleone {
	background-color: teal;
	color: white;
}

.exampletwo {
	background-color: rgb(153,102,153);
	color: rgb(255,255,204);
}

.examplethree {
	background-color: #666699;
	color: #FFFFFF;
}

Notes

Specification Conformance

Browser Compatibility

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