Style borderColor Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Change the color of the four borders of a <div> element to red:

document.getElementById("myDiv").style.borderColor = "red";

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Definition and Usage

The borderColor property sets or returns the color of an element's border.

This property can take from one to four values:

  • One value, like: p {border-color: red} - all four borders will be red
  • Two values, like: p {border-color: red transparent} - top and bottom border will be red, left and right border will be transparent
  • Three values, like: p {border-color: red green blue}- top border will be red, left and right border will be green, bottom border will be blue
  • Four values, like: p {border-color: red green blue yellow} - top border will be red, right border will be green, bottom border will be blue, left border will be yellow

Browser Support

The numbers in the table specify the first browser version that fully supports the property.

Property
borderColor 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 3.5

Syntax

Return the borderColor property:

object.style.borderColor

Set the borderColor property:

object.style.borderColor="color|transparent|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
color Specifies the color of the border. Look at CSS Color Values for a complete list of possible color values. Default color is black
transparent The color of the border is transparent (underlying content will shine through)
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Technical Details

Default Value: black
Return Value: A String, representing the color of an element's border
CSS Version CSS1

More Examples

Example

Change the color of the top and bottom border to green, and left and right border to purple, of a <div> element:

document.getElementById("myDiv").style.borderColor = "green purple";

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Example

Return the border color of a <div> element:

alert(document.getElementById("myDiv").style.borderColor);

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Border

CSS reference: border-color property

HTML DOM reference: border property


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