HTMLTableCellElement: bgColor property

Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The HTMLTableCellElement.bgColor property is used to set the background color of a cell or get the value of the obsolete bgColor attribute, if present.

Note: This property is deprecated and CSS should be used to set the background color. Use the background-color property instead.


One of the following value types can be used:

  • a named color, like red or blue
  • a hex code, like #0000dd or #00d

** Note: ** The values accepted here are a limited subset of the CSS color values. Only <named-color> and 3- or 6-digit <hex-color> (with no alpha-channel). While all HTML color values are valid in CSS, this is not true in the other direction.


Use CSS background-color instead. An example of using background-color with HTML table elements is available on the background-color page.


HTML Standard
# dom-tdth-bgcolor

Browser compatibility

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See also