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Default Theme

Here's what the theme object looks like with the default values.

Explore

Explore the documentation theme object:

Tip: you can play with the documentation theme object in your console, as the theme variable is exposed on all the documentation pages. Please note that the documentation site is using a custom theme.

If you want to learn more about how the theme is assembled, take a look at material-ui/style/createMuiTheme.js, and the related imports which createMuiTheme uses.

@material-ui/core/styles vs @material-ui/styles

Material-UI styles are powered by the @material-ui/styles npm package. It's a styling solution for React. This solution is isolated, it has has no knowledge of the default Material-UI theme. To remove the need for injecting a theme in the React's context systematically, we are wrapping the style modules (makeStyles, withStyles and styled) with the default Material-UI theme:

  • @material-ui/core/styles/makeStyles wraps @material-ui/styles/makeStyles.
  • @material-ui/core/styles/withStyles wraps @material-ui/styles/withStyles.
  • @material-ui/core/styles/styled wraps @material-ui/styles/styled.