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Syntax: background-color : value
Possible Values : color | transparent
Initial Value : transparent
Applies to: All elements
Inherited : No

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


BODY { background-color: blue }
H1 { background-color: #000000 }

see example in action

To help avoid conflicts with user style sheets, background-image should be specified whenever background-color is used. In most cases, background-image: none is suitable.

Authors may also use the shorthand background property, which is currently better supported than the background-color property.