Using Tailwind CSS in your Nuxt project is only one command away ✨


  1. Install @nuxtjs/tailwindcss dependency to your project:
yarn add -D @nuxtjs/tailwindcss
npm install -D @nuxtjs/tailwindcss
pnpm i -D @nuxtjs/tailwindcss
  1. Add it to your modules section in your nuxt.config:
nuxt.config (Nuxt 3)
export default defineNuxtConfig({
  modules: ['@nuxtjs/tailwindcss']
nuxt.config (Nuxt 2)
export default {
  buildModules: ['@nuxtjs/tailwindcss']
That's it! You can now use Tailwind classes in your Nuxt app ✨
Discover your color palette based on your Tailwind config with the Tailwind viewer.

Tailwind Files

When running nuxt dev, this module will look for these files:

  • ./assets/css/tailwind.css
  • ./tailwind.config.{js,cjs,mjs,ts}

If they don't exist, the module will inject a basic configuration for each one so you don't have to create these files.

You can configure the paths in the module options.

If you're going to create your own Tailwind CSS file, make sure to add the @tailwind directives for each of Tailwind’s layers.

@tailwind base;
@tailwind components;
@tailwind utilities;

Learn more about overwriting the Tailwind configuration in the Tailwind Config section.


You can customize the module's behavior by using the tailwindcss property in nuxt.config:

export default defineNuxtConfig({
  tailwindcss: {
    // Options

See the module options.