CSS outline-color Property

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h1 {
  outline: 2px dotted;
  outline-color: black;

p {
  outline: 5px dashed;
  outline-color: red;

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

Default value:invert if supported, otherwise currentcolor
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

outline-color: invert|color|initial|inherit|revert|revert-layer|unset;

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.


Property Values

The following table describes the values of this property.

Value Description
invert Performs a color inversion. This ensures that the outline is visible, regardless of color background.
color Specifies the color of the outline.
initial Sets this property to its default value.
inherit If specified, the associated element takes the computed value of its parent element animation-delay property.
revert Reverts the cascaded value of the property from its current value to the value the property
revert-layer Rollback styles to the ones specified in previous cascade layers.
unset Resets a property to its inherited value if the property naturally inherits from its parent, and to its initial value if not.

Default CSS Property Values

selectors {
  outline-color: invert if supported, otherwise currentcolor;
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