This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.


The -webkit-text-fill-color CSS property specifies the fill color of characters of text. If this property is not set, the value of the color property is used.

Initial valuecurrentcolor
Applies toall elements
Computed valueas specified
Animatableyes, as a color
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar


/* <color> values */
-webkit-text-fill-color: red;
-webkit-text-fill-color: #000000;
-webkit-text-fill-color: rgb(100, 200, 0);

/* Global values */
-webkit-text-fill-color: inherit;
-webkit-text-fill-color: initial;
-webkit-text-fill-color: unset;


The foreground fill color of the element's text content.

Formal syntax


<color> = <rgb()> | <rgba()> | <hsl()> | <hsla()> | <hex-color> | <named-color> | currentcolor | <deprecated-system-color>

<rgb()> = rgb( <rgb-component>#{3} )
<rgba()> = rgba( <rgb-component>#{3} , <alpha-value> )
<hsl()> = hsl( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage> )
<hsla()> = hsla( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value> )
<named-color> = <ident>
<deprecated-system-color> = ActiveBorder | ActiveCaption | AppWorkspace | Background | ButtonFace | ButtonHighlight | ButtonShadow | ButtonText | CaptionText | GrayText | Highlight | HighlightText | InactiveBorder | InactiveCaption | InactiveCaptionText | InfoBackground | InfoText | Menu | MenuText | Scrollbar | ThreeDDarkShadow | ThreeDFace | ThreeDHighlight | ThreeDLightShadow | ThreeDShadow | Window | WindowFrame | WindowText

<rgb-component> = <integer> | <percentage>
<alpha-value> = <number>
<hue> = <number>


CSS Content

p {
  margin: 0;
  font-size: 3em;
  -webkit-text-fill-color: green;

HTML Content

<p>This text is green.</p>


Specification Status Comment
Web Compatibility Standard
The definition of '-webkit-text-fill-color' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial standardization
Safari CSS Reference
'-webkit-text-fill-color' in that document.
Non-standard unofficial documentation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 48.0 (48.0) No support (Yes) (Yes)
Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support ? 48.0 (48.0) No support ? ?

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