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CSS Background-color Property

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CSS background-color Property


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Definition

The background-color property sets the background color of an element.

Inherited: No


JavaScript Syntax

CSS properties can also be dynamically changed with a JavaScript.

Scripting Syntax: object.style.backgroundColor="#00FF00"

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can find more details about the backgroundColor property.

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can also find a full Style Object Reference.


Example

p

background-color: #00FF00

Possible Values

Value Description
color The color value can be a color name (red), a rgb value (rgb(255,0,0)), or a hex number (#FF0000)
transparent Default. The background color is transparent



Try-It-Yourself Demos

Set the background color
This example demonstrates how to set the background color of an element.

Set the background-color of the text
This example demonstrates how to set the background-color of a part of the text.


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