The border-color property specifies the border color of an element. Used as a shortcut to determine the entire border color in one rule.

  • Initial valueSee individual properties
  • Applies toAll elements
  • InheritedNo
  • MediaVisual
  • Computed valueSee individual properties
  • AnimatableYes
  • CSS VersionCSS1, CSS2, CSS3
  • JavaScript
Formal syntax: <color>{1,4} 

border-color: red;
border-color: #333 #777;
border-color: #333 #777 #555;
border-color: #333 #777 #555 #888;
border-color: transparent;
  • <color>Specify the color to use on all borders. This can be anywhere from one to four values representing the top, right, bottom, and left border respectively.
  • transparentThis will apply a border that is not visible but it can have a width applied.
  • inherit
.class {
   border-color: #f0f0f0;

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Last updated on 23rd March 2014 By Rene Spronk

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