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.


/* 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;


The blending mode that should be applied.

Formal syntax


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


HTML example

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

SVG example

This example reproduces the previous example using 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"/>
circle { mix-blend-mode: screen; }  
.isolate { isolation: isolate; } /* Without isolation, the background color will be taken into account */


Specification Status Comment
Compositing and Blending Level 1
The definition of 'mix-blend-mode' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation Initial definition
Initial value normal
Applies to all elements
Inherited no
Media visual
Computed value as specified
Animation type discrete
Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar
Creates stacking context yes

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support 41 No 32 No Yes 8
On SVG elements 41 No 32 No No No
Android webview Chrome for Android Edge Mobile Firefox for Android Opera for Android iOS Safari Samsung Internet
Basic support 41 ? Yes 32 ? 8 ?
On SVG elements No ? Yes 32 No No ?

See also

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