CSS border-top-color

The CSS border-top-color property allows you to set the color of an element's top border.

You can also use border-color to set the color for all sides of the element, or border-top to set all properties for the top border.

If you use a border without specifying its color, it will use the currentColor value (which is the value of the color property).

The border's style needs to be specified before it can be displayed. You can use either border-top-style or border-style to specify the border's style.

Also, the default width of a border is medium. You can specify the width using either the border-top-width or border-width properties.


Possible Values

Specifies the color of the top border. It must be a valid color.

In addition, all CSS properties also accept the following CSS-wide keyword values as the sole component of their property value:

Represents the value specified as the property's initial value.
Represents the computed value of the property on the element's parent.
This value acts as either inherit or initial, depending on whether the property is inherited or not. In other words, it sets all properties to their parent value if they are inheritable or to their initial value if not inheritable.

General Information

Initial Value
Uses the currentColor value (which is the value of the color property).
Applies To
All elements.
Yes (see example)

Example Code

Official Specifications