Quick reference

brightness-0filter: brightness(0);
brightness-50filter: brightness(.5);
brightness-75filter: brightness(.75);
brightness-90filter: brightness(.9);
brightness-95filter: brightness(.95);
brightness-100filter: brightness(1);
brightness-105filter: brightness(1.05);
brightness-110filter: brightness(1.1);
brightness-125filter: brightness(1.25);
brightness-150filter: brightness(1.5);
brightness-200filter: brightness(2);

Basic usage

Changing element brightness

Use the brightness-{amount?} utilities to control an element’s brightness.





<div class="brightness-50 ...">
  <!-- ... -->
<div class="brightness-100 ...">
  <!-- ... -->
<div class="brightness-125 ...">
  <!-- ... -->
<div class="brightness-200 ...">
  <!-- ... -->

Removing filters

To remove all of the filters on an element at once, use the filter-none utility:

<div class="blur-md invert brightness-150 md:filter-none">
  <!-- ... -->

This can be useful when you want to remove filters conditionally, such as on hover or at a particular breakpoint.

Applying conditionally

Hover, focus, and other states

Tailwind lets you conditionally apply utility classes in different states using variant modifiers. For example, use hover:brightness-150 to only apply the brightness-150 utility on hover.

<div class="brightness-110 hover:brightness-150">
  <!-- ... -->

For a complete list of all available state modifiers, check out the Hover, Focus, & Other States documentation.

Breakpoints and media queries

You can also use variant modifiers to target media queries like responsive breakpoints, dark mode, prefers-reduced-motion, and more. For example, use md:brightness-150 to apply the brightness-150 utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

<div class="brightness-110 md:brightness-150">
  <!-- ... -->

To learn more, check out the documentation on Responsive Design, Dark Mode and other media query modifiers.

Using custom values

Customizing your theme

By default, Tailwind includes a handful of general purpose brightness utilities. You can customize these values by editing theme.brightness or theme.extend.brightness in your tailwind.config.js file.

module.exports = {
  theme: {
    extend: {
      brightness: {
        25: '.25',
        175: '1.75',

Learn more about customizing the default theme in the theme customization documentation.

Arbitrary values

If you need to use a one-off brightness value that doesn’t make sense to include in your theme, use square brackets to generate a property on the fly using any arbitrary value.

<div class="brightness-[1.75]">
  <!-- ... -->

Learn more about arbitrary value support in the arbitrary values documentation.