HTML Table bgcolor attribute

Example

An HTML table with a background color:
<table border="1" bgcolor="#00FF00">
  <tr>
    <th>Month</th>
    <th>Savings</th>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td>January</td>
    <td>$100</td>
  </tr>
</table>


Definition and Usage

The bgcolor attribute specifies a background color of a table.

Browser Support

The bgcolor attribute is deprecated, but still supported in all major browsers.

Compatibility Notes

The bgcolor attribute of the table element was deprecated in HTML 4.01, and is not supported in XHTML 1.0 Strict DTD.
Use CSS instead.
CSS syntax: <table style="background-color:red">

Syntax

<table bgcolor="value">

Attribute Values

Value Description
color_name Specifies the background color with a color name (like "red")
hex_number Specifies the background color with a hex code (like "#ff0000")
rgb_number Specifies the background color with an rgb code (like "rgb(255,0,0)")
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