Quick reference

outline-offset-0outline-offset: 0px;
outline-offset-1outline-offset: 1px;
outline-offset-2outline-offset: 2px;
outline-offset-4outline-offset: 4px;
outline-offset-8outline-offset: 8px;

Basic usage

Setting the outline offset

Use the outline-{offset} utilities to change the offset of an element’s outline.




<button class="outline outline-offset-0 ...">Button A</button>
<button class="outline outline-offset-2 ...">Button B</button>
<button class="outline outline-offset-4 ...">Button C</button>

Applying conditionally

Hover, focus, and other states

Tailwind lets you conditionally apply utility classes in different states using variant modifiers. For example, use hover:outline-offset-2 to only apply the outline-offset-2 utility on hover.

<button class="outline hover:outline-offset-2">
  <!-- ... -->

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:outline-offset-2 to apply the outline-offset-2 utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

<button class="outline md:outline-offset-2">
  <!-- ... -->

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

Using custom values

Customizing your theme

You can customize the outline-offset-{width} utilities by editing theme.outlineOffset or theme.extend.outlineOffset in your tailwind.config.js file.

module.exports = {
  theme: {
    extend: {
      outlineOffset: {
        3: '3px',

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

Arbitrary values

If you need to use a one-off outline-offset 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.

<button class="outline-offset-[3px]">
  <!-- ... -->

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