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Write a single line😮 for tinting your brand color

Hey There, Feel afresh to see you again and we may think sometimes as can I change default colors of form elements🤔?? or can I at least change the color while focusing state or while selection state🤔??. The answer is YES.

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Haha, which is possible by two ways, By customization of default style by lines & lines of code or By writing a single line of code(exactly a property or a pseudo class or a pseudo element). Hey you seems getting very curated😍. So, wish to save your time and Let's get this ride on the road🎉.

Possible ways to reach on

Changing color on form elements by accent-color🌈

accent-color saving you from customization efforts by providing a way to bring your brand into elements.

Still, Can't get my point. It's completely fine and you will grasp the point by a unambiguous example.

<input type="checkbox" checked />
<input type="checkbox" class="custom" checked />
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input{
  accent-color: auto;
}
input.custom {
  accent-color: deeppink;
}
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Recommended to practice on codepen

Currently, accent-color property supported on four elements only.

  • checkbox
  • radio
  • range
  • progress

The accent-color property also do their job with color-scheme effectively, allowing to tint both the light and dark elements.

If you not aware of color-scheme. Don't start to suffer and explore now.

For Instance,

<div color-scheme="light">
    <label>
      Default
      <input type="radio" checked>
      <input type="radio">
      <input type="radio">
    </label>
    <label class="accented">
      Brand
      <input type="radio" checked>
      <input type="radio">
      <input type="radio">
    </label>
</div>
<div color-scheme="dark">
    <label>
      Default
      <input type="radio" checked>
      <input type="radio">
      <input type="radio">
    </label>
    <label class="accented">
      Brand
      <input type="radio" checked>
      <input type="radio">
      <input type="radio">
    </label>
</div>
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:root {
  --brand-color: deeppink;
}
.accented {
  accent-color: var(--brand-color);
}
[color-scheme="dark"] .accented {
  accent-color: hsl(328 100% 80%);
}
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See the magic✨ below,

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I can get your thought😁, "hey for practice this, I need a new file or a codepen. So, give me a sample codepen". Hm ok, I appended the codepen and start to play around on it.

Browser Support for accent-color

accent-color supported on modern web browsers.
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Changing color while focusing by :focus-visible🧐

Simply, means change the outline style of focus ring by using :focus-visible pseudo class.

For instance,

:focus-visible {
  outline-color: var(--brand-color);
}
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Recommended to play on the codepen and it's a good practice to make a way for familiar with new thing✨.

Changing color while selection by ::selection🔍

The CSS pseudo-element ::selection changes the styling that is highlighted by the user (means allows you to style how selected text looks), such as when you highlight the text using a mouse or another pointing device.

Seems interesting right. So early I did a dedicated article on ::selection

It's really a subtle work for maintain the brand and I am sure which definitely impress your client. If you loved this subtle blog, Then give a endearing heart💝 which really lot to me. I love the discussion with you.

Thanks for Reading!!
Preethi
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