The fillStyle property

The fillStyle option is a property, usually a string, that is used to set the color used to do filling on the canvas. For example the fillRect and fill functions both use this setting to determine the color that they use.

As well as a string it can be a canvas linear or radial gradient. More about these at the links below.

An example

    window.onload = function ()
        var canvas  = document.getElementById("cvs");
        var context = canvas.getContext('2d');

        var x      = 50;
        var y      = 50;
        var width  = 100;
        var height = 100;
        context.fillStyle = 'red';
        context.fillRect(x, y, width, height);

See also