text-emphasis-color

The text-emphasis-color CSS property sets the color of emphasis marks. This value can also be set using the text-emphasis shorthand.

/* Initial value */
text-emphasis-color: currentcolor;

/* <color> */
text-emphasis-color: #555;
text-emphasis-color: blue;
text-emphasis-color: rgba(90, 200, 160, 0.8);
text-emphasis-color: transparent;

/* Global values */
text-emphasis-color: inherit;
text-emphasis-color: initial;
text-emphasis-color: revert;
text-emphasis-color: unset;

Syntax

Values

<color>

Defines the color of the emphasis marks. If no color is present, it defaults to currentcolor.

Formal definition

Initial valuecurrentcolor
Applies toall elements
Inheritedno
Computed valuecomputed color
Animation typea color

Formal syntax

<color>

where
<color> = <rgb()> | <rgba()> | <hsl()> | <hsla()> | <hex-color> | <named-color> | currentcolor | <deprecated-system-color>

where
<rgb()> = rgb( <percentage>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgb( <number>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgb( <percentage>#{3} , <alpha-value>? ) | rgb( <number>#{3} , <alpha-value>? )
<rgba()> = rgba( <percentage>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgba( <number>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgba( <percentage>#{3} , <alpha-value>? ) | rgba( <number>#{3} , <alpha-value>? )
<hsl()> = hsl( <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | hsl( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value>? )
<hsla()> = hsla( <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | hsla( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value>? )

where
<alpha-value> = <number> | <percentage>
<hue> = <number> | <angle>

Examples

Emphasis with a color and custom character

CSS

em {
  -webkit-text-emphasis-color: green;
  text-emphasis-color: green;
  -webkit-text-emphasis-style: "*";
  text-emphasis-style: "*";
}

HTML

<p>Here's an example:</p>

<em>This has emphasis marks!</em>

Result

Specifications

Specification
CSS Text Decoration Module Level 3 (CSS Text Decoration 3)
# text-emphasis-color-property

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also