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HTML <table> bgcolor Attribute

HTML table Reference HTML <table> tag

Example

An HTML table with a background color:

<table bgcolor="#00FF00">
  <tr>
    <th>Month</th>
    <th>Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>January</td>
    <td>$100</td>
  </tr>
</table>

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Browser Support

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The bgcolor attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The bgcolor attribute specifies a background color of a table.


Compatibility Notes

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

CSS syntax: <table style="background-color:red">

CSS Example: table background-color

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


Syntax

<table 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 table Reference HTML <table> tag

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