border-left-color property CSS Reference

Definition and Usage

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

  • Initial currentColor
  • Applies to all elements
  • Inherited no
  • Media visual
  • Computed Value If the value is translucent, the computed value will be the rgba() corresponding one. If it isn't, it will be the rgb() corresponding one. The transparent keyword maps to rgb(0,0,0).
  • Animatable yes, as a color
  • Canonical order the unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar


Formal syntax: <color>
border-left-color: red
border-left-color: rgb(255, 255, 0)
border-left-color: hsla(100%, 50%, 25%, 0.75)
border-left-color: transparent
border-left-color: #ffbb00
border-left-color: currentColor
border-left-color: inherit


Is a <color> CSS value describing the color of the left border.
Is a keyword denoting the color of the bottom border of the parent's element (which may be different from the border-left-color default value)


pre {
    border: solid 0.3em gold;
    border-left-color: red;
/* this has the same result:
pre {
        border: solid 0.3em;
        border-color: gold gold gold red;
} */


Desktop browsers

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.7 or earlier) 4 3.5 1.0 (85)

Mobile browsers

Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support 1.0 1.0 (1.0) (Yes) (Yes) (Yes)

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