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CSS mix-blend-mode Property


A container with a red background and an image that blends with the red container (darken):

.container {
  background-color: red;

.container img {
  mix-blend-mode: darken;
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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.

Definition and Usage

The mix-blend-mode property specifies how an element's content should blend with its direct parent background.

Default value: normal
Inherited: no
Animatable: no. Read about animatable
JavaScript syntax: = "darken" Try it

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

mix-blend-mode 41.0 Not supported 32.0 8.0 35.0

CSS Syntax

mix-blend-mode: normal|multiply|screen|overlay|darken|lighten|color-dodge|color-burn|difference|exclusion|hue|saturation|color|luminosity;

Property Values

Value Description
normal This is default. Sets the blending mode to normal
multiply Sets the blending mode to multiply
screen Sets the blending mode to screen
overlay Sets the blending mode to overlay
darken Sets the blending mode to darken
lighten Sets the blending mode to lighten
color-dodge Sets the blending mode to color-dodge
color-burn Sets the blending mode to color-burn
difference Sets the blending mode to difference
exclusion Sets the blending mode to exclusion
hue Sets the blending mode to hue
saturation Sets the blending mode to saturation
color Sets the blending mode to color
luminosity Sets the blending mode to luminosity

More Examples


A demonstration of all values:

.normal {mix-blend-mode: normal;}
.multiply {mix-blend-mode: multiply;}
.screen {mix-blend-mode: screen;}
.overlay {mix-blend-mode: overlay;}
.darken {mix-blend-mode: darken;}
.lighten {mix-blend-mode: lighten;}
.color-dodge {mix-blend-mode: color-dodge;}
.color-burn {mix-blend-mode: color-burn;}
.difference {mix-blend-mode: difference;}
.exclusion {mix-blend-mode: exclusion;}
.hue {mix-blend-mode: hue;}
.saturation {mix-blend-mode: saturation;}
.color {mix-blend-mode: color;}
.luminosity {mix-blend-mode: luminosity;}
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Using mix-blend-mode to create a responsive cutout/knockout text:

.image-container {
  background-image: url("paris.jpg");
  background-size: cover;
  position: relative;
  height: 300px;

.text {
  background-color: white;
  color: black;
  font-size: 10vw;
  font-weight: bold;
  margin: 0 auto;
  padding: 10px;
  width: 50%;
  text-align: center;
  position: absolute;
  top: 50%;
  left: 50%;
  transform: translate(-50%, -50%);
  mix-blend-mode: screen;
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Related Pages

CSS reference: CSS background-blend-mode Property