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Change an input's HTML5 placeholder color with CSS


Chrome supports the placeholder attribute on input[type=text] elements (others probably do too).

But the following CSS doesn't do diddly squat to the placeholder's value:


input[placeholder], [placeholder], *[placeholder] {
    color: red !important;
<input type="text" placeholder="Value">

Is there a way to change the color of the placeholder text?

I'm already using the jQuery placeholder plugin for the browsers that don't support the placeholder attribute natively.

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  • asked 8 years ago
  • B Butts


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