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

/* 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;

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

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

Syntax

Values

<blend-mode>
Is a <blend-mode> denoting 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

Browser compatibility

 

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support35 ?30 No22 Yes
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic support No ? ?30 No228

 

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