HTMLTableElement: 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 bgcolor property of the HTMLTableElement represents the background color of the table.

Note: Do not use this attribute anymore. Instead, use the CSS background-color property by modifying the element's style attribute or using a style rule.


A string representing a color value.

When set to the null value, that null value is converted to the empty string (""), so elt.bgColor = null is equivalent to elt.bgColor = "".


// Set table background color to lightblue
const t = document.getElementById("TableA");
t.bgColor = "lightblue";


HTML Standard
# dom-table-bgcolor

Browser compatibility

BCD tables only load in the browser

See also