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: revert;
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
Compositing and Blending Level 2 (Compositing 2)
# mix-blend-mode

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See also