CSS background-color hierarchy

If I specify a background color: property for the of an HTML file, will it prevent me from specifying a different background color in the children of or for all grandchildren, etc in

/* Universal Styles */ /* Main */ main { width: 1200px; margin: auto; } /* Body */ body { font-family: "Helvetica", sans-serif; font-size: 22px; background-color: black; color: seashell; text-align: center; opacity: 0.9; padding: 3px; padding-inline-end: 3px; } a { text-decoration: underline; color: seashell; padding-inline: 5px; } h2, h3, h4 { margin: 0; padding: 5px; } .flex-container { display: flex; justify-content: center; flex-wrap: wrap; }

What you are speaking of is whether or not background is inherited, which it is not, so we can override it in child elements which default to transparent. That’s why we can see the background in child elements with no background property declared.

Thank you, that clears it up. BTW, I appreciate your thoughtful contributions to this forum,