How to set background color in jQuery?

To set the background color using jQuery, use the jQuery css() property. We will set background color on mouse hover with the jQuery on() method.


You can try to run the following color to set background color in jQuery.

Live Demo

<!DOCTYPE html>
<script src=""></script>
        mouseenter: function(){
            $(this).css("background-color", "gray");
<p>Move the mouse pointer on the page to change the background color.</p>