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The mix-blend-mode CSS property describes how an element's content should blend with the content of the element's direct parent and the element's background.

/* Keyword values */
mix-blend-mode: normal;
mix-blend-mode: multiply;
mix-blend-mode: screen;
mix-blend-mode: overlay;
mix-blend-mode: darken;
mix-blend-mode: lighten;
mix-blend-mode: color-dodge;
mix-blend-mode: color-burn;
mix-blend-mode: hard-light;
mix-blend-mode: soft-light;
mix-blend-mode: difference;
mix-blend-mode: exclusion;
mix-blend-mode: hue;
mix-blend-mode: saturation;
mix-blend-mode: color;
mix-blend-mode: luminosity;

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

Initial valuenormal
Applies toall HTML elements
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar
Creates stacking contextyes



Is a <blend-mode> denoting the blending mode that should be applied. There can be several values, separated by commas.

Formal syntax


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


  <g class="isolate">
    <circle cx="40" cy="40" r="40" fill="red"/>
    <circle cx="80" cy="40" r="40" fill="lightgreen"/>
    <circle cx="60" cy="80" r="40" fill="blue"/>
circle { mix-blend-mode: screen; }  
.isolate { isolation: isolate; } /* without isolation, the background color will be taken into account */

Live result


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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support


32.0 (32.0) ? (Yes) 8.0
SVG No support 32.0 (32.0) ? No support No support
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support


32.0 (32.0) ? ? 8.0
SVG No support 32.0 (32.0) ? No support No support

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