The padding-right CSS property sets the width of the padding area on the right of an element.

An element's padding area is the space between its content and its border.

Note: The padding property can be used to set paddings on all four sides of an element with a single declaration.


/* <length> values */
padding-right: 0.5em;
padding-right: 0;
padding-right: 2cm;

/* <percentage> value */
padding-right: 10%;

/* Global values */
padding-right: inherit;
padding-right: initial;
padding-right: unset;

The padding-right property is specified as a single value chosen from the list below. Unlike margins, negative values are not allowed for padding.


The size of the padding as a fixed value. Must be nonnegative.
The size of the padding as a percentage, relative to the width of the containing block. Must be nonnegative.

Formal definition

Initial value0
Applies toall elements, except table-row-group, table-header-group, table-footer-group, table-row, table-column-group and table-column. It also applies to ::first-letter and ::first-line.
Percentagesrefer to the width of the containing block
Computed valuethe percentage as specified or the absolute length
Animation typea length

Formal syntax

<length> | <percentage>


Setting right padding using pixels and percentages

.content { padding-right: 5%; }
.sidebox { padding-right: 10px; }


Browser compatibility

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See also