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.

Syntax

/* 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;

Values

<blend-mode>
The blending mode that should be applied.

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

Live example

<svg>
  <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"/>
  </g>
</svg>
circle { mix-blend-mode: screen; }  
.isolate { isolation: isolate; } /* without isolation, the background color will be taken into account */

Specifications

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

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

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support41 ?32 ? Yes8
On SVG elements41 ?32 ? No No
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support41 ? ?32 ?8 ?
On SVG elements No ? ?32 No No ?

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