How to change background color in CSS

5 Different Ways To Change Background Color In CSS

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There are several ways to change the background color of an element using CSS. Here is a list of some of the most common ways:

1. Using background-color property

Use the background-color property. This property sets the background color of an element, and it can be specified using a named color (e.g. red), a hexadecimal color code (e.g. #ff0000), or a RGB/RGBA color value (e.g. rgb(255, 0, 0) or rgba(255, 0, 0, 1)). Here is an example:

/* Using a named color */
body {
background-color: red;
}

/* Using a hexadecimal color code */
body {
background-color: #ff0000;
}

/* Using a RGB/RGBA color value */
body {
background-color: rgb(255, 0, 0);
}

2. Using background property

Use the background property. This property is a shorthand property for setting the background-color property, as well as other background-related properties such as background-image, background-repeat, background-position, and background-size. Here is an example:

body {
background: red;
}

3. Using background-image property

Use the background-image property. This property sets an image as the background of an element. The image can be specified using a URL, and the background color of the element will be the color of the image. Here is an example:

body {
background-image: url('https://example.com/image.png');
}

4. Using background-clip property

Use the background-clip property. This property specifies whether the background color or image of an element should extend to the border of the element or not. By default, the background extends to the border, but you can use the border-box value to clip the background at the border. Here is an example:

body {
background-color: red;
background-clip: border-box;
}

5. Using filter property

Use the filter property. This property allows you to apply various graphical effects to an element, such as color adjustments, blurring, and more. One of the effects that you can use with this property is the brightness() function, which allows you to adjust the brightness of an element's background color. Here is an example:

body {
background-color: red;
filter: brightness(50%);
}

Note that there are many other ways to change the background color of an element using CSS, and the methods listed above are just a few examples.

Additionally, the specific syntax and values may vary depending on the version of CSS being used, and some of these methods may not be supported in older browsers.

For more information, you can refer to the documentation for the CSS properties and functions mentioned above.

In addition watch videos below to see how to change background color in a plain HTML file and React:

How to change background of entire page in CSS
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How to change background color in React dynamically on click

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