An accent is a typically bright color that contrasts with the more utilitarian background and foreground colors within a color scheme. These are present in the visual style of many platforms (though not all).

On the web, an accent is sometimes used in <input> elements for the active portion of the control, for instance the background of a checked checkbox.

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You can set the color of the accent for a given element by setting the element's CSS accent-color property to the appropriate <color> value.

HTML elements that may have an accent