HTML <input> style Attribute

The style attribute on an <input> tag assigns a unique style to the input control. A style contains one or more CSS property/value pairs that define the appearance of the input element.



A style attribute on a text <input> control.

<input type="text" value="Rene Leeuwenstein" 
       style="border:5px dotted teal;background-color:#eafafb;">

Using style

The style attribute specifies the style, i.e. look and feel, of the <input> element.

A style contains any number of CSS property/value pairs, separated by semicolons (;).

The style attribute overrides any other style that was defined in a <style> tag or an external CSS file.

This inline styling affects the current <input> element only.


<input style="CSS-styles">



Value Description
CSS-styles One or more CSS property/value pairs separated by semicolons (;).

More Examples

A style attribute on a text <input> control.
Clicking the button toggles the border and background colors.

<input type="text" id="myinput" value="Tony van Echten" 
       style="border:5px dotted teal;background-color:#eafafb;">

<br /><br />
<button type="button" onclick="toggle();">Toggle class</button>

  let toggle = () => {
    let element = document.getElementById("myinput");

    if ( === "teal") { = "#4e46e5"; = "#edf2ff";
    } else { = "teal"; = "#eafafb";

Code explanation

The style attribute assigns a background and border colors to the <input> element.

Clicking the button calls JavaScript that changes the background and border colors.

Browser support

Here is when style support started for each browser:

1.0 Sep 2008
1.0 Sep 2002
1.0 Aug 1995
1.0 Jan 2006
1.0 Jan 2003

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