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Add Material Components elevation classes to your Tailwind CSS project. Check out the demo!


To install the package, run

npm install tailwindcss-elevation

To activate the plugin, modify your Tailwind CSS config file:

// ...

module.exports = {
  // ...
  plugins: [
  // ...

If you don't need the responsive versions, you can pass in an empty array.

You can also include other supported variants. The full list of available variants is:

  • responsive
  • hover
  • focus
  • active
  • group-hover
  • focus-within


To change the default configurations, you can include a config object:

// ...

module.exports = {
  // ...
  plugins: [
        color: '77,192,181',
        opacityBoost: '0.23'
  // ...

Config object accepts the following properties:

  • color changes the default box-shadow base color and accepts an RGB triplet as its value
  • opacityBoost is added to the default box-shadow opacity and accepts a number between 0.0 and 1.0

Basic usage

You can apply elevation to an element using the .elevation-{z-value} utilities.

<button class="elevation-2">Button</button>

The z values range from 0 to 24.

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