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CSS outline-color Property

The outline-color property sets the color of an element's outline.

An outline is a line that is drawn around an element, outside the borders.

CSS Demo: outline-color

outline-color: #757575;
outline-color: red;
outline-color: hsl(60, 90%, 50%);
outline-color: rgb(19, 217, 50);
outline-color: currentcolor;
This is a box with an outline around it

An outline is a line that is drawn around an element, outside the border. Unlike the element's border, the outline is drawn outside the element's frame, and may overlap other content. The border, on the other hand, will actually alter the page's layout to ensure that it fits without overlapping anything else.

The outline is not a part of the element's frame, therefore the element's width and height properties do not contain the width of the outline.

Technical Details

Default value invert
Applies to all elements
Inherited no
Computed value as specified
Animatable yes See animatable properties. Demo
Version CSS2
JavaScript syntax object.style.outlineColor = "red" Demo


CSS Syntax:

outline-color: color|invert|initial|inherit;

Examples

The following example shows how to use outline-color property:

Run code

Note: Always declare the outline-style property before the outline-color property. An element must have an outline before you can change the color.

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Browser compatibility

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the outline-color property:

Property
outline-color 1 1.5 7 1.2 8

Property Values

The following table describes the values of outline-color property:

Value Description
invert Performs a color inversion of the background to ensure the outline is visible (This is default)
color Sets the color of the outline
initial Sets this property to its default value
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element

See also

CSS Outline tutorial

CSS outline property

CSS outline-offset property

CSS outline-style property

CSS outline-width property