Ion-icon color doesn't work

If you write

<ion-icon name="link" danger></ion-icon>

the result will be a red link icon. But if you write

<ion-icon name="link" color="danger"></ion-icon>

the icon stays in its default color. But the second approach is needed to change the color from JS.

Currently, ion-icon does not have a input for color, so color="danger" will not work.

And what would be the workaround? How to change the color of an icon from angular code?

Write a CSS property for ion-icon in .scss file.
I have checked this on ionic serve…this works fine for me.
but I have not checked on a real device.

and kindly cross-verify is this safe to write color property in CSS for ion-icon… may be the ionic member will give views on this.


According to this post

we get the class name, so we can add the color in our scss file.

	color: red !important;
	color: red !important;

I tried this, it worked for me.

Just to update this thread, ion-icon is working with the color property now. There is example code of this here:

<ion-icon name="ionic" color="primary"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="logo-angular"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="heart" color="danger"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="ionitron" color="primary"></ion-icon>

<ion-icon name="happy" color="vibrant"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="people"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="person"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="contact"></ion-icon>

<ion-icon name="apps"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="lock"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="key" color="bright"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="unlock"></ion-icon>

<ion-icon name="map" color="secondary"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="navigate"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="pin"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="locate"></ion-icon>

<ion-icon name="mic"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="musical-notes" color="vibrant"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="volume-up"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="microphone"></ion-icon>

<ion-icon name="cafe" color="bright"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="calculator"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="bus"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="wine" color="danger"></ion-icon>

<ion-icon name="camera"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="image" color="secondary"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="star" color="bright"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="pin"></ion-icon>

<ion-icon name="arrow-dropup-circle" color="vibrant"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="arrow-back"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="arrow-dropdown"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="arrow-forward"></ion-icon>

<ion-icon name="cloud"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="sunny" color="bright"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="umbrella"></ion-icon>
<ion-icon name="rainy" color="primary"></ion-icon>

And a live demo here:

It is using the following colors defined in a variables.scss file:

$colors: (
  primary:    #387ef5,
  secondary:  #32db64,
  danger:     #f53d3d,
  light:      #f4f4f4,
  dark:       #222,
  vibrant:    rebeccapurple,
  bright:     #ffc125

you can used
color:color($colors, primary, secondary);

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This worked for me!

                      <button ion-button icon-start clear small class="trashIconBtn">
                        <ion-icon ios="ios-trash" md="md-trash" class="trashIcon"></ion-icon>

color: rgb(71, 67, 67);