How to Change Caret Color in CSS

CSS often has some hidden gems. One of them is the caret-color property. Seems like you can really change everything with CSS. You can use it to give different color to your carets inside input fields:

<!-- You can set the color of the caret for your input -->
  .golden {
    caret-color: goldenrod;

  .transparent {
    caret-color: transparent;

<input value="I have a golden rod" class="golden" />
<input value="I don’t caret" class="transparent" />
Copied to clipboard!

Note that you also have the option to make it invisible, by simply setting its value to transparent.

How to Change Caret Color in CSS
If you would like to see more Webtips, follow @flowforfrank
Looking to improve your skills? Check out our interactive course to master JavaScript from start to finish.
JavaScript Course
10 Best Practices for Quickly Improving Your CSS


JavaScript Course Dashboard

Tired of looking for tutorials?

You are not alone. Webtips has more than 400 tutorials which would take roughly 75 hours to read.

Check out our interactive course to master JavaScript in 5 hours.

Learn More

πŸ“š Get access to exclusive content

Want to get access to exclusive content? Support webtips with the price of a coffee to get access to tips, checklists, cheatsheets, and much more. β˜•

Get access Support us
πŸŽ‰ Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter. x