The stop-color attribute indicates what color to use at a gradient stop.

Note: With respect to gradients, SVG treats the transparent keyword differently than CSS. SVG does not calculate gradients in pre-multiplied space, so transparent really means transparent black. So, specifying a stop-color with the value transparent is equivalent to specifying a stop-color with the value black and a stop-opacity with the value 0.

Note: As a presentation attribute, stop-color can be used as a CSS property.

You can use this attribute with the following SVG elements:

Usage notes

Value currentcolor | <color> <icccolor>
Default value black
Animatable Yes

This keyword denotes the current fill color and can be specified in the same manner as within a <paint> specification for the fill and stroke attributes.


This value indicates a color value.


This value refers to an ICC color profile.


Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
# StopColorProperty

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