Text Color

Utilities for controlling the text color of an element.

Class reference

Class
.text-transparent Aa
.text-black Aa
.text-white Aa
.text-gray-100 Aa
.text-gray-200 Aa
.text-gray-300 Aa
.text-gray-400 Aa
.text-gray-500 Aa
.text-gray-600 Aa
.text-gray-700 Aa
.text-gray-800 Aa
.text-gray-900 Aa
.text-red-100 Aa
.text-red-200 Aa
.text-red-300 Aa
.text-red-400 Aa
.text-red-500 Aa
.text-red-600 Aa
.text-red-700 Aa
.text-red-800 Aa
.text-red-900 Aa
.text-orange-100 Aa
.text-orange-200 Aa
.text-orange-300 Aa
.text-orange-400 Aa
.text-orange-500 Aa
.text-orange-600 Aa
.text-orange-700 Aa
.text-orange-800 Aa
.text-orange-900 Aa
.text-yellow-100 Aa
.text-yellow-200 Aa
.text-yellow-300 Aa
.text-yellow-400 Aa
.text-yellow-500 Aa
.text-yellow-600 Aa
.text-yellow-700 Aa
.text-yellow-800 Aa
.text-yellow-900 Aa
.text-green-100 Aa
.text-green-200 Aa
.text-green-300 Aa
.text-green-400 Aa
.text-green-500 Aa
.text-green-600 Aa
.text-green-700 Aa
.text-green-800 Aa
.text-green-900 Aa
.text-teal-100 Aa
.text-teal-200 Aa
.text-teal-300 Aa
.text-teal-400 Aa
.text-teal-500 Aa
.text-teal-600 Aa
.text-teal-700 Aa
.text-teal-800 Aa
.text-teal-900 Aa
.text-blue-100 Aa
.text-blue-200 Aa
.text-blue-300 Aa
.text-blue-400 Aa
.text-blue-500 Aa
.text-blue-600 Aa
.text-blue-700 Aa
.text-blue-800 Aa
.text-blue-900 Aa
.text-indigo-100 Aa
.text-indigo-200 Aa
.text-indigo-300 Aa
.text-indigo-400 Aa
.text-indigo-500 Aa
.text-indigo-600 Aa
.text-indigo-700 Aa
.text-indigo-800 Aa
.text-indigo-900 Aa
.text-purple-100 Aa
.text-purple-200 Aa
.text-purple-300 Aa
.text-purple-400 Aa
.text-purple-500 Aa
.text-purple-600 Aa
.text-purple-700 Aa
.text-purple-800 Aa
.text-purple-900 Aa
.text-pink-100 Aa
.text-pink-200 Aa
.text-pink-300 Aa
.text-pink-400 Aa
.text-pink-500 Aa
.text-pink-600 Aa
.text-pink-700 Aa
.text-pink-800 Aa
.text-pink-900 Aa

Usage

Control the text color of an element using the .text-{color} utilities.

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
<input class="text-purple-600 ...">

Responsive

To control the text color of an element at a specific breakpoint, add a {screen}: prefix to any existing text color utility. For example, use md:text-green-600 to apply the text-green-600 utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

For more information about Tailwind's responsive design features, check out the Responsive Design documentation.

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.

Hover

To control the text color of an element on hover, add the hover: prefix to any existing text color utility. For example, use hover:text-blue-600 to apply the text-blue-600 utility on hover.

<button class="text-blue-600 hover:text-red-600 ...">
  Button
</button>

Hover utilities can also be combined with responsive utilities by adding the responsive {screen}: prefix before the hover: prefix.

<button class="... md:text-blue-500 md:hover:text-blue-600 ...">Button</button>

Focus

To control the text color of an element on focus, add the focus: prefix to any existing text color utility. For example, use focus:text-blue-600 to apply the text-blue-600 utility on focus.

<input class="text-gray-900 focus:text-red-600 ...">

Focus utilities can also be combined with responsive utilities by adding the responsive {screen}: prefix before the focus: prefix.

<input class="... md:text-gray-900 md:focus:text-red-600 ...">

Customizing

Text Colors

By default Tailwind makes the entire default color palette available as text colors.

You can customize your color palette by editing theme.colors in your tailwind.config.js file, or customize just your text colors in the theme.textColor section.

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
theme: {
-   textColor: theme => theme('colors'),
+   textColor: {
+     'primary': '#3490dc',
+     'secondary': '#ffed4a',
+     'danger': '#e3342f',
+   }
}
}

Responsive and State Variants

By default, only responsive, hover and focus variants are generated for text color utilities.

You can control which variants are generated for the text color utilities by modifying the textColor property in the variants section of your tailwind.config.js file.

For example, this config will also generate active and group-hover variants:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
variants: {
    // ...
-   textColor: ['responsive', 'hover', 'focus'],
+   textColor: ['responsive', 'hover', 'focus', 'active', 'group-hover'],
}
}

Disabling

If you don't plan to use the text color utilities in your project, you can disable them entirely by setting the textColor property to false in the corePlugins section of your config file:

// tailwind.config.js
module.exports = {
corePlugins: {
    // ...
+   textColor: false,
}
}