CSS text-decoration-color Property

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.example1 {
  text-decoration: overline;
  text-decoration-color: red;

.example2 {
  text-decoration: underline;
  text-decoration-color: red;

.example3 {
  text-decoration: line-through;
  text-decoration-color: red;

.example4 {
  text-decoration: underline overline;
  text-decoration-color: red;

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The text-decoration-color property sets the color of decorations added to text by text-decoration-line.

The color applies to decorations, such as underlines, overlines, strikethroughs, and wavy lines like those used to mark misspellings, in the scope of the property's value.

Default value:currentColor
JavaScript syntax:

Standard Syntax

text-decoration-color: 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
color Sets the color of the line decoration.
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 {
  text-decoration-color: currentColor;
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