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HTML

              
                <fieldset>
  <p>Select box on dark background</p>
  <div class="select">
    <label for="color">Select Color</label>
    <div class="select-wrapper theme-dark">
      <select id="color" title="Please select a color">
        <option value="Red">Red</option>
        <option value="Blue">Blue</option>
        <option value="Blue">Yellow</option>
      </select>
      <i class="fa fa-chevron-down"></i>
    </div>
  </div>
  <p>Select box using first option as label on light background</p>
  <div class="select no-label">
    <label for="color_2">Select Color</label>
    <div class="select-wrapper theme-light">
      <select id="color_2" title="Please select a color" required>
        <option value="" selected disabled hidden>Select Color</option>
        <option value="Red">Red</option>
        <option value="Blue">Blue</option>
        <option value="Blue">Yellow</option>
      </select>
      <i class="fa fa-chevron-down"></i>
    </div>
  </div>
  <p>Select box using first option as label on light background, <em>and the placeholder/label text still appears in dropdown</em></p>
  <div class="select no-label">
    <label for="color_3">Select Color</label>
    <div class="select-wrapper theme-light">
      <select id="color_3" title="Please select a color" required>
        <option value="" selected>Select Color</option>
        <option value="Red">Red</option>
        <option value="Blue">Blue</option>
        <option value="Blue">Yellow</option>
      </select>
      <i class="fa fa-chevron-down"></i>
    </div>
  </div>
</fieldset>
              
            
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CSS

              
                body {
  /* Pet-peeve of mine */
  cursor: default;
}
p,
label {
  color: #ffffff;
}

fieldset {
  border: none;
  outline: none;
  background: #333333;
  width: 100%;
  max-width: 500px;
  padding: 16px;
}

fieldset .select .select-wrapper {
  position: relative;
  border: 1px solid #ffffff;
}

fieldset .select .select-wrapper select {
  display: block;
  width: 100%;
  margin: 0;
  padding: 8px 16px;
  border: none;
  outline: none;
  appearance: none;
  position: relative;
  z-index: 1;
  background: transparent;
  cursor: pointer;
}

fieldset .select .select-wrapper select + i {
  position: absolute;
  top: 25%;
  right: 15px;
}

/* Using first option as label */

.no-label label {
  position: absolute;
  top: -1000px;
  left: -1000px;
  opacity: 0;
  z-index: -1000;
}

/*The :invalid selector on the select only works on an option
if the select box is required, and the selected option's value is empty,
so you can style it as you would a text box's placeholder text.

Setting it to disabled prevents the user from selecting it in the select options,
and setting it to hidden hides it from the select options.*/

.no-label .select-wrapper select:invalid {
  color: #666666;
  /*Change color of "placeholder" text in select box*/
}

select option {
  /*Default color for valid options*/
  color: #000000;
}

select option[value=""] {
  /*Change color of "placeholder" text in dropdown for invalid options*/
  color: #999999;
}

/* Theme Colors */

.theme-dark {
  background-color: #000000;
}

.theme-light {
  background-color: #cccccc;
  border-color: #000000 !important;
}

.theme-dark select + i {
  color: #ffffff;
}

.theme-dark select {
  color: #ffffff;
}

              
            
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JS

              
                
              
            
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