This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

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)"/>



Specification Status Comment
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 2
The definition of '<solidcolor>' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support No ? ? ? No ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No No ? ? No ? ?

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