CSS text-decoration-color Property

The text-decoration-color property is used to set the color of the text decoration. You can choose colors from here HTML colors.

The colors can be applied to such decorations, as overlines, underlines, and wavy lines, in the scope of the value of this property.

The text-decoration-color property is one of the CSS3 properties.

Initial Value currentColor
Applies to All elements. It also applies to ::first-letter and ::first-line.
Inherited No.
Animatable Yes. The color is animatable.
Version CSS1, CSS3
DOM Syntax object.style.textDecorationColor = "#ccc";

Syntax

text-decoration-color: color | initial | inherit;

Example of the text-decoration-color property:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the text</title>
    <style>
      p {
      text-decoration: overline underline;
      -webkit-text-decoration-color: #8ebf42; /* Safari */  
      text-decoration-color: #8ebf42;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h2>Text-decoration-color property example</h2>
    <p>Lorem ipsum is simply dummy text...</p>
  </body>
</html>

Result

In the given example the -webkit- extension for Safari is used.

Example of the text-decoration-color property with the "underline" and "line-through" values:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <title>Title of the document</title>
    <style>
      p { 
      text-decoration-line: underline;
      text-decoration-color: #666;
      text-decoration-style: wavy;
      }
      s {
      text-decoration-line: line-through;
      text-decoration-color: #c91010;
      }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <h2>Text-decoration-color property example</h2>
    <p>Lorem ipsum is <s>simply dummy</s> text...</p>
  </body>
</html>

Values

Value Description
color Defines the text decoration color. Color names, hexadecimal color codes, rgb(), rgba(), hsl(), hsla() can be used.
initial Sets the property to its default value.
inherit Inherits the property from its parent element.

Browser support

57.0+ x 36.0+ 12.1+ 44.0+

Practice Your Knowledge

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