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CSS border-color Property


Example

Set a color for the border:

div {border-color: coral;}
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More "Try it Yourself" examples below.


Definition and Usage

The border-color property sets the color of an element's four borders. This property can have from one to four values.

If the border-color property has four values:

  • border-color: red green blue pink;
    • top border is red
    • right border is green
    • bottom border is blue
    • left border is pink

If the border-color property has three values:

  • border-color: red green blue;
    • top border is red
    • right and left borders are green
    • bottom border is blue

If the border-color property has two values:

  • border-color: red green;
    • top and bottom borders are red
    • right and left borders are green

If the border-color property has two values:

  • border-color: red;
    • all four borders are red

Note: Always declare the border-style property before the border-color property. An element must have borders before you can change the color.

Default value: The current color of the element
Inherited: no
Animatable: yes. Read about animatable Try it
Version: CSS1
JavaScript syntax: object.style.borderColor="#FF0000 blue" Try it

Browser Support

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

Property
border-color 1.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 3.5


CSS Syntax

border-color: color|transparent|initial|inherit;

Property Values

Value Description Play it
color Specifies the background color. Look at CSS Color Values for a complete list of possible color values. Default color is black Play it »
transparent Specifies that the border color should be transparent Play it »
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial Play it »
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

More Examples

Example

Set a color for the border with a HEX value:

div {border-color: #92a8d1;}
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Example

Set a color for the border with an RGB value:

div {border-color: rgb(201, 76, 76);}
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Example

Set a color for the border with an RGBA value:

div {border-color: rgba(201, 76, 76, 0.3);}
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Example

Set a color for the border with a HSL value:

div {border-color: hsl(89, 43%, 51%);}
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Example

Set a color for the border with a HSLA value:

div {border-color: hsla(89, 43%, 51%, 0.3);}
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Example

Set a different border-color for each side of an element:

div.ex1 {border-color: #0000ff;}
div.ex2 {border-color: #ff0000 #0000ff;}
div.ex3 {border-color: #ff0000 #00ff00 #0000ff;}
div.ex4 {border-color: #ff0000 #00ff00 #0000ff rgb(250,0,255);}
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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Border

HTML DOM reference: borderColor property