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CSS | hsl() Function

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  • Last Updated : 01 Aug, 2022
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The hsl() function is an inbuilt function in CSS which is used to define the colors using the Hue-saturation-lightness model (HSL).


hsl( hue, saturation, lightness )

Parameters: This function accepts three parameters as mentioned above and described below: 

  • hue: This parameter is used to define the degree on the color wheel. Its value lies between 0 to 360 where 0 or 360 represents red, 120 represents green and 240 represents blue.
  • saturation: This parameter is used to define the saturation where 0% represents shade of gray and 100% represents full color.
  • lightness: This parameter is used to define the lightness where 0% represents black, 50% represents normal, and 100% represents white.

Below program illustrates the hsl() function in CSS:



<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>hsl() function</title>
            .gfg1 {
                background-color:hsl(120, 100%, 40%);
            .gfg2 {
                background-color:hsl(120, 100%, 75%);
            .gfg3 {
                background-color:hsl(120, 100%, 20%);
            .gfg {
            h1 {
        <div class = "gfg">GeeksforGeeks</div>
        <h1>The hsl() Function</h1>
        <p class = "gfg1">Green</p>
        <p class = "gfg2">Light green</p>
        <p class = "gfg3">Dark green</p>


Supported Browsers: The browser supported by hsl() function are listed below: 

  • Chrome 1.0 and above
  • Edge 12
  • Internet Explorer 9.0 and above
  • Firefox 1.0 and above
  • Safari 3.1 and above
  • Opera 9.5 and above

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