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background-blend-mode

The background-blend-mode CSS property sets how an element's background images should blend with each other and with the element's background color.

Blending modes should be defined in the same order as the background-image property. If the blending modes' and background images' list lengths are not equal, it will be repeated and/or truncated until lengths match.

Syntax

/* One value */
background-blend-mode: normal;

/* Two values, one per background */
background-blend-mode: darken, luminosity;

/* Global values */
background-blend-mode: initial;
background-blend-mode: inherit;
background-blend-mode: unset;

Values

<blend-mode>
The blending mode to be applied. There can be several values, separated by commas.

Formal definition

Initial value normal
Applies to All elements. In SVG, it applies to container elements, graphics elements, and graphics referencing elements.. It also applies to ::first-letter and ::first-line.
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animation type discrete

Formal syntax

<blend-mode>#

where
<blend-mode> = normal | multiply | screen | overlay | darken | lighten | color-dodge | color-burn | hard-light | soft-light | difference | exclusion | hue | saturation | color | luminosity

Examples

Basic example

.item {
    width: 300px;
    height: 300px;
    background: url('image1.png'),url('image2.png');
    background-blend-mode: screen;
}

Try out different blend modes

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Compositing and Blending Level 1
The definition of 'background-blend-mode' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
background-blend-mode 35 79 30 No 22 8
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
background-blend-mode ≤37 35 30 22 8 3.0

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/background-blend-mode