scrollbar-color

The scrollbar-color CSS property sets the color of the scrollbar track and thumb.

The track refers to the background of the scrollbar, which is generally fixed regardless of the scrolling position.

The thumb refers to the moving part of the scrollbar, which usually floats on top of the track.

Syntax

/* Keyword values */
scrollbar-color: auto;

/* <color> values */
scrollbar-color: rebeccapurple green;   /* Two valid colors.
The first applies to the thumb of the scrollbar, the second to the track. */

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

Values

<scrollbar-color>

Defines the color of the scrollbar.

auto Default platform rendering for the track portion of the scrollbar, in the absence of any other related scrollbar color properties.
<color> <color> Applies the first color to the scrollbar thumb, the second to the scrollbar track.

Note: User Agents must apply any scrollbar-color value set on the root element to the viewport.

Accessibility concerns

When using scrollbar-color property with specific color values, authors should ensure the specified colors have enough contrast between them. For keyword values, UAs should ensure the colors they use have enough contrast. See Techniques for WCAG 2.0: G183: Using a contrast ratio of 3:1.

Formal definition

Initial valueauto
Applies toscrolling boxes
Inheritedyes
Computed valueas specified
Animation typea color

Formal syntax

auto | <color>{2}

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

Coloring overflow scrollbars

CSS

.scroller {
  width: 300px;
  height: 100px;
  overflow-y: scroll;
  scrollbar-color: rebeccapurple green;
}

HTML

<div class="scroller">Veggies es bonus vobis, proinde vos postulo essum magis kohlrabi welsh onion daikon amaranth tatsoi tomatillo melon azuki bean garlic. Gumbo beet greens corn soko endive gumbo gourd. Parsley shallot courgette tatsoi pea sprouts fava bean collard greens dandelion okra wakame tomato. Dandelion cucumber earthnut pea peanut soko zucchini.</div>

Result

Specifications

Specification
CSS Scrollbars Styling Module Level 1 (CSS Scrollbars Styling 1)
# scrollbar-color

Browser compatibility

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See also