The documentation shows the following example to input HTML with styling:

var rte = "<h1 style=\"color:blue;\">This is a blue heading</h1>";
cmp.set("v.richtext", rte);

This works, but if you try to give <h1 style="color:blue;">This is a blue heading</h1> from an Apex controller, the styling is disregarded and the color is no longer blue but the default.

Can anyone reproduce the error or am I missing something? I cannot add any style attributes to my html tags.


<aura:component implements="force:lightningQuickActionWithoutHeader,force:hasRecordId" controller="EmailController" >

    <aura:handler name="init" action="{! c.doInit}" value="{! this }" />

    <aura:attribute name="html" type="String" />
    <aura:attribute name="inputRichTextFormats" type="String" default="[
        'font', 'size', 'bold', 'italic', 'underline',
        'strike', 'list', 'indent', 'align',
        'clean', 'table', 'header']"/>
    <lightning:inputRichText value="{!v.html}" formats="{! v.inputRichTextFormats }" />


JS Controller:

    doInit : function(component, event, helper) {
        helper.callApexMethod(component, 'getHTML', false, function(response) {
            let state = response.getState();
            if (state === "SUCCESS") {
                var htmlresponse = response.getReturnValue();
                component.set('v.html', htmlresponse);
            } else {
                console.log("Failed with state: " + state);


    callApexMethod: function(component, method, params, callback) {
        let action = component.get("c." + method);
        if (params) action.setParams(params);
        if (callback) action.setCallback(this, callback);

Apex Controller:

public class EmailController{
    public static String getHTML(){
        return '<h1 style="color:blue;">This is a blue heading</h1>';

2 Answers 2


Ok, it seems like using span server-side works, instead of h1 or p. Still weird though.


Your code works for me and did not result in any issue. Please be reminded, lightning:inputRichText Aura component does not have color attribute (or) feature so you cannot set text colors.


Salesforce Ideas: https://trailblazer.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=08730000000BrJzAAK

I found a similar example https://developer.salesforce.com/forums/?id=906F0000000D8mIIAS

Let me know if it helps!

  • yes there is color, have a look under Enabling and Disabling Formats in the Editor here Jun 22, 2021 at 10:02
  • It looks like you have to represent the text within h1 tag as span. I found the below change working after doing front-end component inspect. public class EmailController{ @AuraEnabled public static String getHTML(){ return '<h1><span style=color:blue;>This is a blue heading</span></h1>'; } } Let me know if it helps! Jun 23, 2021 at 8:22

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