The color attribute is used to provide a potential indirect value, currentcolor, for the fill, stroke, stop-color, flood-color, and lighting-color attributes.

Note: As a presentation attribute, color can be used as a CSS property. See CSS color for further information.

As a presentation attribute, it can be applied to any element, but as noted above, it has no direct effect on SVG elements.

Usage notes

Value <color> | inherit
Default value Depends on user agent
Animatable Yes


<svg viewBox="0 0 100 100" xmlns="">
  <g color="green">
    <rect width="50" height="50" fill="currentcolor" />
    <circle r="25" cx="70" cy="70" stroke="currentcolor" fill="none" stroke-width="5" />


Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of 'color' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Removed the restriction to which elements it applies.
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 (Second Edition)
The definition of 'color' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

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