border-top-color

The border-top-color CSS property sets the color of an element's top border. It can also be set with the shorthand CSS properties border-color or border-top.

Syntax

/* <color> values */
border-top-color: red;
border-top-color: #ffbb00;
border-top-color: rgb(255, 0, 0);
border-top-color: hsla(100%, 50%, 25%, 0.75);
border-top-color: currentcolor;
border-top-color: transparent;

/* Global values */
border-top-color: inherit;
border-top-color: initial;
border-top-color: revert;
border-top-color: unset;

The border-top-color property is specified as a single value.

Values

<color>

The color of the top border.

Formal definition

Initial valuecurrentcolor
Applies toall elements. It also applies to ::first-letter.
Inheritedno
Computed valuecomputed color
Animation typea color

Formal syntax

<color>

where
<color> = <rgb()> | <rgba()> | <hsl()> | <hsla()> | <hex-color> | <named-color> | currentcolor | <deprecated-system-color>

where
<rgb()> = rgb( <percentage>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgb( <number>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgb( <percentage>#{3} , <alpha-value>? ) | rgb( <number>#{3} , <alpha-value>? )
<rgba()> = rgba( <percentage>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgba( <number>{3} [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | rgba( <percentage>#{3} , <alpha-value>? ) | rgba( <number>#{3} , <alpha-value>? )
<hsl()> = hsl( <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | hsl( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value>? )
<hsla()> = hsla( <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ) | hsla( <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value>? )

where
<alpha-value> = <number> | <percentage>
<hue> = <number> | <angle>

Examples

A simple div with a border

HTML

<div class="mybox">
  <p>This is a box with a border around it.
     Note which side of the box is
     <span class="redtext">red</span>.</p>
</div>

CSS

.mybox {
  border: solid 0.3em gold;
  border-top-color: red;
  width: auto;
}

.redtext {
  color: red;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification
CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 4 (CSS Backgrounds and Borders 4)
# border-color

Browser compatibility

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See also