The background-blend-mode CSS property sets how an element's background images should blend with each other and with the element's background color.

Blending modes should be defined in the same order as the background-image property. If the blending modes' and background images' list lengths are not equal, it will be repeated and/or truncated until lengths match.

Syntax

/* One value */
background-blend-mode: normal;

/* Two values, one per background */
background-blend-mode: darken, luminosity;

/* Global values */
background-blend-mode: initial;
background-blend-mode: inherit;
background-blend-mode: unset;

Values

<blend-mode>
The blending mode to be applied. There can be several values, separated by commas.

Formal syntax

<blend-mode>#

where
<blend-mode> = normal | multiply | screen | overlay | darken | lighten | color-dodge | color-burn | hard-light | soft-light | difference | exclusion | hue | saturation | color | luminosity

Examples

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Compositing and Blending Level 1
The definition of 'background-blend-mode' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Initial valuenormal
Applies toAll elements. In SVG, it applies to container elements, graphics elements, and graphics referencing elements.. It also applies to ::first-letter and ::first-line.
Inheritedno
Medianone
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support 35Edge No support No
Notes
No support No
Notes
Notes EdgeHTML 18 has an Enable CSS background-blend-mode property flag, however the feature is an early prototype with no discernable end-user effect.
Firefox Full support 30IE No support NoOpera Full support 22Safari Full support YesWebView Android No support NoChrome Android ? Edge Mobile No support NoFirefox Android Full support 30Opera Android Full support 22Safari iOS Full support 8Samsung Internet Android ?

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See implementation notes.
See implementation notes.

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