Unable to style h6 color via CSS

Steps to reproduce

The color for h6 doesn’t use the style provided in obsidian.css
I tried using only these header colors the css file, the result is the same.

h1 { color: #AD2462; }
h2 { color: #9B4981; }
h3 { color: #896FA1; }
h4 { color: #7694C0; }
h5 { color: #64BAE0; }
h6 { color: #52DFFF; }

Expected result

h6 color is adjusted

Actual result

h6 is not colored using CSS, but it is not black either.

Environment

  • Operating system: MacOS Catalina 10.15.5
  • Obsidian version: 0.7.6

Additional information

Try adding this:

.cm-header-6, .markdown-preview-view h6 {
color: #52DFFF;
}
1 Like

Thanks a lot @bernardo_v, your suggestion works great! Also for the markdown-preview styles, I didn’t know I could style those as well :wink:.
I’ve used variables in the mean time to quickly tweak colors for dark and light mode.

 
.theme-dark {
	--gradient01: #d32473;
	--gradient02: #be4698;
	--gradient03: #9a6dc4;
	--gradient04: #7c9ed1;
	--gradient05: #61c7f3;
	--gradient06: #85e9ff;
}


.theme-light {
	--gradient01: #991651;
	--gradient02: #9B4981;
	--gradient03: #896FA1;
	--gradient04: #7694C0;
	--gradient05: #64BAE0;
	--gradient06: #41aec7;
}

.cm-header-1, .markdown-preview-view h1 {color: var(--gradient01);}
.cm-header-2, .markdown-preview-view h2 {color: var(--gradient02);}
.cm-header-3, .markdown-preview-view h3 {color: var(--gradient03);}
.cm-header-4, .markdown-preview-view h4 {color: var(--gradient04);}
.cm-header-5, .markdown-preview-view h5 {color: var(--gradient05);}
.cm-header-6, .markdown-preview-view h6 {color: var(--gradient06);}


This is what I have been using:


--text-title-h1:	#5c6369;
--text-title-h2:	var(--text-title-h1);
--text-title-h3:	var(--text-title-h1);
--text-title-h4:	var(--text-title-h1);
--text-title-h5:	var(--text-title-h1); 
--text-title-h6:	var(--text-title-h1);

--font-size-h1:	1.9em;
--font-size-h2:	1.6em;
--font-size-h3:	1.3em;
--font-size-h4:	1.2em;
--font-size-h5:	1.1em;
--font-size-h6:	1em; 

--header-before-color:     #b1b4b8;
--header-before-size-h1:	0.5em;
--header-before-size-h2:	0.5em;
--header-before-size-h3:	0.5em;
--header-before-size-h4:	0.5em;
--header-before-size-h5:	0.5em;
--header-before-size-h6:	0.5em;

.cm-s-obsidian pre.HyperMD-header.HyperMD-header-1,
.cm-s-obsidian pre.HyperMD-header.HyperMD-header-2,
.cm-s-obsidian pre.HyperMD-header.HyperMD-header-3 {
	font-size: inherit;
}

.cm-header-1
{
font-family: var(--font-family-editor);
font-weight: 500;
font-size: var(--font-size-h1) !important;
color: var(--text-title-h1);
}

.cm-header-2
{
font-family: var(--font-family-editor); 
font-weight: 500;
font-size: var(--font-size-h2) !important;
color: var(--text-title-h2);
}

.cm-header-3
{
font-family: var(--font-family-editor);
font-weight: 500;
font-size: var(--font-size-h3) !important;
color: var(--text-title-h3);
}

.cm-header-4
{
font-family: var(--font-family-editor);
font-weight: 500;
font-size: var(--font-size-h4) !important;
color: var(--text-title-h4);
}

.cm-header-5
{
font-family: var(--font-family-editor);
font-weight: 500;
font-size: var(--font-size-h5) !important;
color: var(--text-title-h5);
}

.cm-header-6
{
font-family: var(--font-family-editor);
font-weight: 500;
font-size: var(--font-size-h6) !important;
color: var(--text-title-h6);
}


.markdown-preview-view h1
{
font-family: var(--font-family-mdpreview);
font-weight: var(--text-title-font-weight);
font-size: var(--font-size-h1) !important;
color: var(--text-title-h1);
line-height: var(--line-height-header-preview);
text-align: left;
}

.markdown-preview-view h2
{
font-family: var(--font-family-mdpreview);
font-weight: var(--text-title-font-weight);
font-size: var(--font-size-h2) !important;
color: var(--text-title-h2);
line-height: var(--line-height-header-preview);
text-align: left;
}

.markdown-preview-view h3
{
font-family: var(--font-family-mdpreview);
font-weight: var(--text-title-font-weight);
font-size: var(--font-size-h3) !important;
color: var(--text-title-h3);
line-height: var(--line-height-header-preview);
text-align: left;
}

.markdown-preview-view h4
{
font-family: var(--font-family-mdpreview);
font-weight: var(--text-title-font-weight);
font-size: var(--font-size-h4) !important;
color: var(--text-title-h4);
line-height: var(--line-height-header-preview);
text-align: left;
}

.markdown-preview-view h5
{
font-family: var(--font-family-mdpreview);
font-weight: var(--text-title-font-weight);
font-size: var(--font-size-h5) !important;
color: var(--text-title-h5);
line-height: var(--line-height-header-preview);
text-align: left;
}


.markdown-preview-view h6
{
font-family: var(--font-family-mdpreview);
font-weight: var(--text-title-font-weight);
font-size: var(--font-size-h6) !important;
color: var(--text-title-h6);
line-height: var(--line-height-header-preview);
text-align: left;
}


h1:before {
content: "H1 ";
font-size: var(--header-before-size-h1);
color: var(--header-before-color);
}
h2:before {
content: "H2 ";
padding-left: 0.3em;
font-size: var(--header-before-size-h2);
color: var(--header-before-color);
}
h3:before {
content: "H3 ";
padding-left: 0.72em;
font-size: var(--header-before-size-h3);
color: var(--header-before-color);
}
h4:before {
content: "H4 ";
padding-left: 0.92em;
font-size: var(--header-before-size-h4);
color: var(--header-before-color);
}
h5:before {
content: "H5 ";
padding-left: 1.15em;
font-size: var(--header-before-size-h5);
color: var(--header-before-color);
}
h6:before {
content: "H6 ";
padding-left: 1.42em;
font-size: var(--header-before-size-h6);
color: var(--header-before-color);
}

Do you guys know the location of obsidian.css for I need to change the color of the headers?

I am using Windows.

Thanks!

mine is in the root folder, works fine

I couldn’t find it.

Is it in the vault folder? I have done a search for the file: Obsidian.css in my Windows (C:), and couldn’t find it.

If you haven’t changed anything so far, there is no obsidian.css in your vault. You can create one and activate “Use custom css” - this works but the more recent and simpler method is the one described in the above link.

Thanks for your explanation. No wonder I couldn’t locate it.

I want to change my header colors (h1, h2, h2. h3. h4, etc.) but still do not know how to do it.

You should learn some basic css… :wink:

For header colors: save a file named “header-colors.css” (you can chose whatever name you like) in the .obsidian/snippets folder.

Put the following content in it:

h1 {
    color: #c14343;
}

or whatever color you like (for the color codes, have a look here for example.

Repeat the same with colors h2, h3, …

This will change the color of all your h1 headings. If you only want it to change in preview mode, chose this code:

.markdown-preview-view h1 {
        color: #c14343;
    }

Thanks a lot, alltagsverstand!

This helps