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 valuenormal
Applies toall elements
Inheritedno
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Creates stacking contextyes

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 compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
mix-blend-modeChrome Full support 41Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 32IE No support NoOpera Full support 28Safari Full support 8WebView Android Full support 41Chrome Android Full support 41Firefox Android Full support 32Opera Android Full support 28Safari iOS Full support 8Samsung Internet Android Full support 4.0
On SVG elementsChrome Full support 41Edge Full support 79Firefox Full support 32IE No support NoOpera Full support 28Safari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android No support NoFirefox Android Full support 32Opera Android No support NoSafari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android No support No

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See also