Bootstrap Badge

Label and count component that highlights any additional info. The .badge class is available in different styles, sizes and background color.

What is Bootstrap Badge

Component that adds a text label with additional information associated with the parent content such as counting, notification, labeling, etc. Torus Kit adds a different styles such as light, outline, notification style, custom color and fixed badge size. Badges can be styled with contextual styles like .badge-info or .badge-danger. They can be also used as a clickable button link.

Bootstrap Badge Examples

Bootstrap badges and Torus Kit enhanced .badge light and outline styles, notification example.

Default secondary badge New
Torus Kit light badge Sale!
Torus Kit outline badge 50%
Custom color badge New
Custom badge size New


Badges scale to match the size of the immediate parent element by using relative font sizing and em units.

Example heading New

Example heading New

Example heading New

Example heading New

Example heading New
Example heading New
<h1>Example heading <span class="badge badge-secondary">New</span></h1>
<h2>Example heading <span class="badge badge-secondary">New</span></h2>
<h3>Example heading <span class="badge badge-secondary">New</span></h3>
<h4>Example heading <span class="badge badge-secondary">New</span></h4>
<h5>Example heading <span class="badge badge-secondary">New</span></h5>
<h6>Example heading <span class="badge badge-secondary">New</span></h6>

Badges can be used as part of links or buttons to provide a counter.

<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">
  Notifications <span class="badge badge-light ml-2">4</span>

Note that depending on how they are used, badges may be confusing for users of screen readers and similar assistive technologies. While the styling of badges provides a visual cue as to their purpose, these users will simply be presented with the content of the badge. Depending on the specific situation, these badges may seem like random additional words or numbers at the end of a sentence, link, or button.

Unless the context is clear (as with the “Notifications” example, where it is understood that the “4” is the number of notifications), consider including additional context with a visually hidden piece of additional text.

<button type="button" class="btn btn-primary">
  Profile <span class="badge badge-light ml-2">9</span>
  <span class="sr-only">unread messages</span>

Contextual variations

Add any of the below mentioned modifier classes to change the background color of a badge.

Primary Secondary Success Danger Warning Info Light Dark
<span class="badge badge-primary">Primary</span>
<span class="badge badge-secondary">Secondary</span>
<span class="badge badge-success">Success</span>
<span class="badge badge-danger">Danger</span>
<span class="badge badge-warning">Warning</span>
<span class="badge badge-info">Info</span>
<span class="badge badge-light">Light</span>
<span class="badge badge-dark">Dark</span>
Conveying meaning to assistive technologies

Using color to add meaning only provides a visual indication, which will not be conveyed to users of assistive technologies – such as screen readers. Ensure that information denoted by the color is either obvious from the content itself (e.g. the visible text), or is included through alternative means, such as additional text hidden with the .sr-only class.


Custom background color

Add .bg[{color}] class into .badge to set your custom Bootstrap badge color. Add additional .text- contextual class or .text[{color}] to add a custom text color.

bg[navy] bg[#b1ece6] text[cadetblue] bg[rgba(255,0,0,.5)]
<span class="badge bg[navy] text-white">bg[navy]</span>
<span class="badge bg[#b1ece6] text[cadetblue]">bg[#b1ece6] text[cadetblue]</span>
<span class="badge bg[rgba(255,0,0,.5)] text-white">bg[rgba(255,0,0,.5)]</span>

Light variation

If default badges are too strong, you can add -light suffix into the default badge-* class to create more appealing badge that blends into your design.

Primary Secondary Success Danger Warning Info Grey
<span class="badge badge-primary-light">Primary</span>
<span class="badge badge-secondary-light">Secondary</span>
<span class="badge badge-success-light">Success</span>
<span class="badge badge-danger-light">Danger</span>
<span class="badge badge-warning-light">Warning</span>
<span class="badge badge-info-light">Info</span>
<span class="badge badge-grey-light">Grey</span>

Outline variation

When only gentle badge is necessary, add -outline suffix into the default badge-* class to remove the background and keep only colored border.

Primary Secondary Success Danger Warning Info Grey
<span class="badge badge-primary-outline">Primary</span>
<span class="badge badge-secondary-outline">Secondary</span>
<span class="badge badge-success-outline">Success</span>
<span class="badge badge-danger-outline">Danger</span>
<span class="badge badge-warning-outline">Warning</span>
<span class="badge badge-info-outline">Info</span>
<span class="badge badge-grey-outline">Grey</span>

Notification style

With Torus Kit you can create notification-like circle badge with minimum code using Shapes component and Position utility.

<button class="btn btn-outline-secondary pos-rel">
  <span class="circle bg-danger text-white p-3 shadow pos-abs" data-position="right top" data-push="right-50 up-50">
    <span class="small">12</span>

Badge size

Add .badge-{size} to set the fixed .badge size from small up to extra large size independent on parent font-size.

badge-xs badge-sm badge-md badge-lg badge-xl
<span class="badge badge-secondary badge-xs">badge-xs</span>
<span class="badge badge-secondary badge-sm">badge-sm</span>
<span class="badge badge-secondary badge-md">badge-md</span>
<span class="badge badge-secondary badge-lg">badge-lg</span>
<span class="badge badge-secondary badge-xl">badge-xl</span>

Pill badges

Use the .badge-pill modifier class to make badges more rounded (with a larger border-radius and additional horizontal padding). Useful if you miss the badges from v3.

Primary Secondary Success Danger Warning Info Light Dark
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-primary">Primary</span>
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-secondary">Secondary</span>
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-success">Success</span>
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-danger">Danger</span>
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-warning">Warning</span>
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-info">Info</span>
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-light">Light</span>
<span class="badge badge-pill badge-dark">Dark</span>

Using the contextual .badge-* classes on an <a> element quickly provide actionable and clickable badges with hover and focus states. Torus Kit add a Light and Outline style.


<a href="#" class="badge badge-primary">Primary</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-secondary">Secondary</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-success">Success</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-danger">Danger</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-warning">Warning</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-info">Info</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-light">Light</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-dark">Dark</a>


-light badge has :hover state styled if it’s used in <a> link.

<a href="#" class="badge badge-primary-light">Primary</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-secondary-light">Secondary</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-success-light">Success</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-danger-light">Danger</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-warning-light">Warning</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-info-light">Info</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-grey-light">Grey</a>


Even the -outline badge has :hover state styled if it’s used in <a> link.

<a href="#" class="badge badge-primary-outline">Primary</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-secondary-outline">Secondary</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-success-outline">Success</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-danger-outline">Danger</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-warning-outline">Warning</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-info-outline">Info</a>
<a href="#" class="badge badge-grey-outline">Grey</a>

Bootstrap Badge FAQ

List of FAQs and how to guides for Badges.

How to use Bootstrap Badge

Use them if you need to highlight or label any additional info of the parent element. They’re usually used in the product listing to show new or sale label, counting component such as number of notifications or in title headings to provide som more information about the content.

Check the Bootstrap Badge Examples to see how you can use them.

How to change badge color

Use one of the Contextual variations classes or use Torus Kit Custom background color utility for .badge.