The border-left-color CSS property sets the color of an element's left border. Note that in many cases the shorthand CSS properties border-color or border-left are more convenient and preferable.

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

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

Initial valuecurrentcolor
Applies toall elements. It also applies to ::first-letter.
Inheritedno
Mediavisual
Computed valuecomputed color
Animation typea color
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar

Syntax

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

Values

<color>
The color of the left border.

Formal syntax

<color>

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

where
<rgb()> = rgb( [ [ <percentage>{3} | <number>{3} ] [ / <alpha-value> ]? ] | [ [ <percentage>#{3} | <number>#{3} ] , <alpha-value>? ] )
<rgba()> = rgba( [ [ <percentage>{3} | <number>{3} ] [ / <alpha-value> ]? ] | [ [ <percentage>#{3} | <number>#{3} ] , <alpha-value>? ] )
<hsl()> = hsl( [ <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ] | [ <hue>, <percentage>, <percentage>, <alpha-value>? ] )
<hsla()> = hsla( [ <hue> <percentage> <percentage> [ / <alpha-value> ]? ] | [ <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-left-color: red;
    width: auto;
}
.redtext {
    color: red;
}

Result

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
CSS Backgrounds and Borders Module Level 3
The definition of 'border-left-color' in that specification.
Candidate Recommendation No significant changes, though the transparent keyword, now included in <color> which has been extended, has been formally removed.
CSS Level 2 (Revision 1)
The definition of 'border-left-color' in that specification.
Recommendation Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support1 Yes1143.51
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidIE mobileOpera AndroidiOS Safari
Basic support1 ? Yes416.5111

1. Firefox also supports the non-standard -moz-border-left-colors CSS property that sets the bottom border to multiple colors.

See also

Document Tags and Contributors

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