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mix-blend-mode

The mix-blend-mode CSS property sets how an element's content should blend with the content of the element's parent and the element's background.

Syntax

/* Keyword values */
mix-blend-mode: normal;
mix-blend-mode: multiply;
mix-blend-mode: screen;
mix-blend-mode: overlay;
mix-blend-mode: darken;
mix-blend-mode: lighten;
mix-blend-mode: color-dodge;
mix-blend-mode: color-burn;
mix-blend-mode: hard-light;
mix-blend-mode: soft-light;
mix-blend-mode: difference;
mix-blend-mode: exclusion;
mix-blend-mode: hue;
mix-blend-mode: saturation;
mix-blend-mode: color;
mix-blend-mode: luminosity;

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

Values

<blend-mode>
The blending mode that should be applied.

Formal definition

Initial value normal
Applies to all elements
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animation type discrete
Creates stacking context yes

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

Effect of different mix-blend-mode values

Using mix-blend-mode with HTML

HTML

<div class="isolate">
  <div class="circle circle-1"></div>
  <div class="circle circle-2"></div>
  <div class="circle circle-3"></div>
</div>

CSS

.circle {
  width: 80px;
  height: 80px;
  border-radius: 50%;
  mix-blend-mode: screen;
  position: absolute;
}

.circle-1 {
  background: red;
}

.circle-2 {
  background: lightgreen;
  left: 40px;
}

.circle-3 {
  background: blue;
  left: 20px;
  top: 40px;
}

.isolate {
  isolation: isolate; /* Without isolation, the background color will be taken into account */
  position: relative;
}

Result

Using mix-blend-mode with SVG

SVG

<svg>
  <g class="isolate">
    <circle cx="40" cy="40" r="40" fill="red"/>
    <circle cx="80" cy="40" r="40" fill="lightgreen"/>
    <circle cx="60" cy="80" r="40" fill="blue"/>
  </g>
</svg>

CSS

circle { mix-blend-mode: screen; }  
.isolate { isolation: isolate; } /* Without isolation, the background color will be taken into account */

Result

Specifications

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

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
mix-blend-mode 41 79 32 No 28 8
On SVG elements 41 79 32 No 28 No
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
mix-blend-mode 41 41 32 28 8 4.0
On SVG elements No No 32 No No No

See also

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Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License v2.5 or later.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/mix-blend-mode