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CSS background-blend-mode Property

The background-blend-mode property determines how an element's background images should blend with each other and with the element's background color.

CSS Demo: background-blend-mode

background-blend-mode: normal;
background-blend-mode: multiply;
background-blend-mode: hard-light;
background-blend-mode: screen;
background-blend-mode: saturation;

Blending modes should be defined in the same order as the background-image property. If the blending modes' and background images' list lengths are not equal, it will be repeated and/or truncated until lengths match.

Technical Details

Default value normal
Applies to all elements
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable no See animatable properties.
Version CSS3
JavaScript syntax object.style.backgroundBlendMode = "screen" Demo

CSS Syntax:

background-blend-mode: normal|multiply|screen|overlay|darken|lighten|hard-light|soft-light|color-dodge|saturation|color|luminosity;


The example below demonstrates how to use background-blend-mode property:

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Specify the blending mode to be "screen":

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Specify the blending mode to be "multiply":

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Specify the blending mode to be "saturation":

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Let's you select blending mode from list:

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Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the background-blend-mode property:

background-blend-mode 35
not supported

Property Values

The following table describes the values of background-blend-mode property:

Value Description
normal Sets the blending mode to normal (This is default)
multiply Sets the blending mode to multiply
difference Sets the blending mode to difference
exclusion Sets the blending mode to exclusion
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
hard-light Sets the blending mode to hard-light
soft-light Sets the blending mode to soft-light
color-dodge Sets the blending mode to color-dodge
color-burn Sets the blending mode to color-burn
saturation Sets the blending mode to saturation
color Sets the blending mode to color
luminosity Sets the blending mode to luminosity

See also

CSS Background tutorial

CSS background-color property

CSS background-image property

CSS background-repeat property