Quick reference

blur-nonefilter: blur(0);
blur-smfilter: blur(4px);
blurfilter: blur(8px);
blur-mdfilter: blur(12px);
blur-lgfilter: blur(16px);
blur-xlfilter: blur(24px);
blur-2xlfilter: blur(40px);
blur-3xlfilter: blur(64px);

Basic usage

Blurring elements

Use the blur-* utilities to blur an element.





<div class="blur-none ...">
  <!-- ... -->
<div class="blur-sm ...">
  <!-- ... -->
<div class="blur-lg ...">
  <!-- ... -->
<div class="blur-2xl ...">
  <!-- ... -->

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:blur-lg to only apply the blur-lg utility on hover.

<div class="blur hover:blur-lg">
  <!-- ... -->

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:blur-lg to apply the blur-lg utility at only medium screen sizes and above.

<div class="blur md:blur-lg">
  <!-- ... -->

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 blur utilities. You can customize these values by editing theme.blur or theme.extend.blur in your tailwind.config.js file.

module.exports = {
  theme: {
    extend: {
      blur: {
        xs: '2px',

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

Arbitrary values

If you need to use a one-off blur 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="blur-[2px]">
  <!-- ... -->

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