How to Blend Elements Together in CSS

Did you know that you can use pure CSS to blend images together with the mix-blend-mode property in the following way?

    .isolate {
        isolation: isolate;

    .circle {
        mix-blend-mode: screen;

<div class="isolate">
  <div class="circle r"></div>
  <div class="circle g"></div>
  <div class="circle b"></div>
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Note, that it's important to set the parent's isolation to isolate if you don't want to blend with the background. The possible values for mix-blend-mode are:

mix-blend-mode: normal;
mix-blend-mode: multiply;
mix-blend-mode: screen;
mix-blend-mode: overlay;
mix-blend-mode: darken;
mix-blend-mode: lighten;
mix-blend-mode: color-dodge;
mix-blend-mode: color-burn;
mix-blend-mode: hard-light;
mix-blend-mode: soft-light;
mix-blend-mode: difference;
mix-blend-mode: exclusion;
mix-blend-mode: hue;
mix-blend-mode: saturation;
mix-blend-mode: color;
mix-blend-mode: luminosity;
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How to Blend Elements Together in CSS
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