CSS Reference Property


The border-bottom-color property is used to set the color of the bottom border of an element.

Official Syntax

  • Syntax:

    border-bottom-color: <color>
  • Initial: currentColor
  • Applies To: all elements
  • Animatable: yes, as a <color>


See the <color> property entry for a list of possible values.


The border-bottom-color property can also inherit the value of the element’s parent’s bottom border color using the keyword inherit.


The following are all valid border-bottom-color values set on an element. The element’s border style and border width are also set using the border-bottom-style and border-bottom-width respectively.

.element {
    border-bottom-style: dotted;
    border-bottom-width: 10px;

    border-bottom-color: red;
    /* or */
    border-bottom-color: #44aacf;
    /* or */
    border-bottom-color: rgba(255,0,10,.5);

Live Demo

See the live demo in action and play with the values:

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Browser Support

The property works in all major browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, IE, and on Android and iOS.

Written by . Last updated February 3, 2015 at 4:42 pm by Manoela Ilic.

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