by Sai gowtham

How to change input element placeholder color in css

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to change the placeholder color in css using ::placeholder pseudo-element selector.

::placeholder

In css, we have the ::placeholder pseudo-element selector by using that we can change the placeholder color of an input or textarea element.

By default, user-agent styles the placeholder text color to light-grey.

Let’s see an example.

Html

<input placeholder="Name"/>

Css

::-webkit-input-placeholder { /* WebKit, Blink, Edge,Chrome */
    color: green;
}

::-ms-input-placeholder { /* Microsoft Edge */
  color: green;
}

:-ms-input-placeholder { /* Internet Explorer 10-11 */
   color: green;
}

::-moz-placeholder { /* Firefox 19+ */
  color: green;
  opacity:  1;
}

::placeholder { /* Modern browsers */
  color: green;
}

By default, firefox reduces the placeholder text opacity so that we have added opacity:1 to the firefox selector.

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