The padding-block-end CSS property defines the logical block end padding of an element, which maps to a physical padding depending on the element's writing mode, directionality, and text orientation.

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/* <length> values */
padding-block-end: 10px;      /* An absolute length */
padding-block-end: 1em;       /* A length relative to the text size */

/* <percentage> value */
padding-block-end: 5%;        /* A padding relative to the block container's width */

/* Global values */
padding-block-end: inherit;
padding-block-end: initial;
padding-block-end: revert;
padding-block-end: revert-layer;
padding-block-end: unset;



The size of the padding as a fixed value. Must be nonnegative.


The size of the padding as a percentage, relative to the inline size (width in a horizontal language, defined by writing-mode) of the containing block. Must be nonnegative.


The padding-block-end property is defined in the specification as taking the same values as the padding-top property. However, the physical property it maps to depends on the values set for writing-mode, direction, and text-orientation. Therefore, it could map to padding-bottom, padding-right, or padding-left

It relates to padding-block-start, padding-inline-start, and padding-inline-end, which define the other paddings of the element.

Formal definition

Initial value0
Applies toall elements
Percentageslogical-width of containing block
Computed valueas <length>
Animation typea length

Formal syntax


Setting block end padding for vertical text


  <p class="exampleText">Example text</p>


div {
  background-color: yellow;
  width: 120px;
  height: 120px;

.exampleText {
  writing-mode: vertical-lr;
  padding-block-end: 20px;
  background-color: #C8C800;



CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1
# padding-properties

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