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border-left-color

The border-left-color CSS property sets the color of an element's left border. It can also be set with the shorthand CSS properties border-color or border-left.

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Syntax

/* <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: revert;
border-left-color: revert-layer;
border-left-color: unset;

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

Values

<color>

The color of the left border.

Formal definition

Initial value currentcolor
Applies to all elements. It also applies to ::first-letter.
Inherited no
Computed value computed color
Animation type a color

Formal syntax

border-left-color = 
<color>

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

Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet
border-left-color
1
12
1
Firefox also supports the non-standard -moz-border-left-colors CSS property that sets the bottom border to multiple colors.
4
3.5
1
4.4
18
4
Firefox also supports the non-standard -moz-border-left-colors CSS property that sets the bottom border to multiple colors.
10.1
1
1.0

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/CSS/border-left-color