This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

The obsolete HTMLFontElement.color property is a DOMString that reflects the color HTML attribute, containing either a named color or a color specified in the hexadecimal #RRGGBB format.

The format of the string must follow one of the following HTML microsyntaxes:

Microsyntax Description Examples
Valid name color string nameOfColor (case insensitive) Green
Valid hex color string in rgb format: #RRGGBB #008000
RGB using decimal values rgb(x,x,x) (x in 0-255 range)


colorString = fontObj.color;
fontObj.color = colorString;


// Assumes there is <font id="f"> element in the HTML

var f = document.getElementById("f");
f.color = "green";


The <font> tag is not supported in HTML5 and as a result neither is <font>.color.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic support
Chrome ? Edge ? Firefox Full support 22IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 22Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ?


Full support  
Full support
Compatibility unknown  
Compatibility unknown
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Non-standard. Expect poor cross-browser support.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.
Deprecated. Not for use in new websites.

See also

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