This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

The <solidcolor> SVG element lets authors define a single color for use in multiple places in an SVG document. It is also useful as away of animating a palette colors.

Note: This is an experimental technology, and not yet implemented in browsers. A workaround is to use a <linearGradient> with only one color stop. This is less elegant, and unlike <solidcolor>, cannot itself be used in the definition of gradients.

Usage context



Global attributes

Specific attributes


DOM interface

This element implements the SVGSolidcolorElement interface.



<svg xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" viewBox="0 0 300 200" height="150">
    <!-- solidColor is experimental. -->
    <solidcolor id="myColor" solid-color="gold" solid-opacity="0.8"/>

    <!-- linearGradient with a single color stop is a less elegant way to
         achieve the same effect, but it works in current browsers. -->
    <linearGradient id="myGradient">
      <stop offset="0" stop-color="green" />

  <text x="10" y="20">Circles colored with solidColor</text>
  <circle cx="150" cy="65" r="35" stroke-width="2" stroke="url(#myColor)"
  <circle cx="50" cy="65" r="35" fill="url(#myColor)"/>

  <text x="10" y="120">Circles colored with linearGradient</text>
  <circle cx="150" cy="165" r="35" stroke-width="2" stroke="url(#myGradient)"
  <circle cx="50" cy="165" r="35" fill="url(#myGradient)"/>


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See also