Change Placeholder Color using CSS

In this tutorial we will see how to Change Placeholder Color using CSS. ::placeholder CSS selector is used to target the placeholder text of input element and to change it's color.


HTML Code is given below, in this code we have a input tag with placeholder text.

<input type="text" placeholder="Name:">

CSS Code

CSS Code is given below, ::placeholder selector is used for Chrome, Firefox and Opera, while :ms-input-placeholder is used for Internet Explorer and ::ms-input-placeholder is used for Edge.

/* for Chrome and Firefox */
    color: #38B6FF;
    opacity: 1;

/* for Internet Explorer */

    color: blue;

/* for Edge */

    color: blue;


Video Tutorial

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