Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The fontcolor() method creates a string that embeds a string in a <font> element (<font color="...">str</font>), which causes a string to be displayed in the specified font color.

Note: All HTML wrapper methods are deprecated and only standardized for compatibility purposes. For the case of fontcolor(), the <font> element itself has been removed in HTML5 and shouldn't be used anymore. Web developers should use CSS properties instead.





A string expressing the color as a hexadecimal RGB triplet or as a string literal. String literals for color names are listed in the CSS color reference.

Return value

A string beginning with a <font color="color"> start tag (double quotes in color are replaced with &quot;), then the text str, and then a </font> end tag.


The fontcolor() method itself simply joins the string parts together without any validation or normalization. However, to create valid <font> elements, if you express color as a hexadecimal RGB triplet, you must use the format rrggbb. For example, the hexadecimal RGB values for salmon are red=FA, green=80, and blue=72, so the RGB triplet for salmon is "FA8072".


Using fontcolor()

The following example uses the fontcolor() method to change the color of a string by producing a string with the HTML <font> element.

const worldString = "Hello, world";

console.log(`${worldString.fontcolor("red")} is red in this line`);
// '<font color="red">Hello, world</font> is red in this line'

  `${worldString.fontcolor("FF00")} is red in hexadecimal in this line`,
// '<font color="FF00">Hello, world</font> is red in hexadecimal in this line'

With the object you can get the element's style attribute and manipulate it more generically, for example:

document.getElementById("yourElemId").style.color = "red";


ECMAScript Language Specification
# sec-string.prototype.fontcolor

Browser compatibility

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See also