CSS padding-right Property


The padding-right CSS property is used to define the amount of space added to the right side of an element's content area within its containing box. It effectively increases the distance between the element's content and its right boundary, providing a buffer or spacing. This property is valuable for controlling the layout and spacing of elements on a web page, ensuring proper alignment and aesthetics in web design. It can be specified in various units such as pixels, percentages, or ems, offering flexibility in adjusting the padding to suit the design requirements.

Initial value
Applies to
All elements
Computed value
<length> - the percentage as specified or the absolute length
JavaScript syntax

Interactive Demo

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padding-right: [ <length> | <percentage> ]


  • <length>Specifies a positive fixed width.
  • <percentage>A percentage with respect to the width of the containing block.
  • inherit


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.layer { 
   background: #fc3;
   border: 5px solid #000;
   padding: 5px;
   padding-right: 40px;

Browser Support

The following table will show you the current browser support for the CSS padding-right property.

Edge Chrome Firefox Opera Safari
Tablets / Mobile
Chrome Firefox Opera Safari Samsung Webview

Last updated by CSSPortal on: 2nd January 2024