CSS-background

Background Color

The background-color property specifies the background color of an element.

The background color of a page is set like this:

Example

body {
  background-color: lightblue;
}

With CSS, a color is most often specified by:

  • a valid color name – like “red”
  • a HEX value – like “#ff0000”
  • an RGB value – like “rgb(255,0,0)”

Look at CSS Color Values for a complete list of possible color values.

In the example below, the <h1>, <p>, and <div> elements have different background colors:

Example

h1 {
  background-color: green;
}
div {
  background-color: lightblue;
}
p {
  background-color: yellow;
}

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