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HTML <body> bgcolor Attribute

HTML body Tag Reference HTML <body> tag

Example

Specify a background color for an HTML document:

<html>
<body bgcolor="#E6E6FA">
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</body>
</html>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The bgcolor attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The bgcolor attribute specifies the background color of a document.


Compatibility Notes

The <body> bgcolor attribute is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

CSS syntax: <body style="background-color:#E6E6FA">

CSS Example: Set the background color of a document

In our CSS tutorial you can find more details about the background-color property.


Syntax

<body bgcolor="color_name|hex_number|rgb_number">

Attribute Values

Value Description
color_name Specifies the background color with a color name (like "red")
hex_number Specifies the background color with a hex code (like "#ff0000")
rgb_number Specifies the background color with an rgb code (like "rgb(255,0,0)")


HTML body Tag Reference HTML <body> tag

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