HTML <th> bgcolor Attribute

HTML th Reference HTML <th> tag

Example

Add a background color to header cells:

<table>
  <tr>
    <th bgcolor="#FF0000">Month</th>
    <th bgcolor="#00FF00">Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>January</td>
    <td>$100</td>
  </tr>
</table>

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Definition and Usage

The bgcolor attribute specifies the background color of a header cell.


Browser Support

Attribute
bgcolor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Compatibility Notes

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

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

CSS Example: Add background-color to header cell

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


Syntax

<th 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)")

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