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Paper API

The API documentation of the Paper React component. Learn more about the props and the CSS customization points.


import Paper from '@material-ui/core/Paper';
// or
import { Paper } from '@material-ui/core';

You can learn more about the difference by reading our guide.


Name Type Default Description
children node The content of the component.
classes object Override or extend the styles applied to the component. See CSS API below for more details.
component elementType 'div' The component used for the root node. Either a string to use a DOM element or a component.
elevation number 1 Shadow depth, corresponds to dp in the spec. It accepts values between 0 and 24 inclusive.
square bool false If true, rounded corners are disabled.

The ref is forwarded to the root element.

Any other props supplied will be provided to the root element (native element).


  • Style sheet name: MuiPaper.
  • Style sheet details:
Rule name Global class Description
root MuiPaper-root Styles applied to the root element.
rounded MuiPaper-rounded Styles applied to the root element if square={false}.
elevation0 MuiPaper-elevation0
elevation1 MuiPaper-elevation1
elevation2 MuiPaper-elevation2
elevation3 MuiPaper-elevation3
elevation4 MuiPaper-elevation4
elevation5 MuiPaper-elevation5
elevation6 MuiPaper-elevation6
elevation7 MuiPaper-elevation7
elevation8 MuiPaper-elevation8
elevation9 MuiPaper-elevation9
elevation10 MuiPaper-elevation10
elevation11 MuiPaper-elevation11
elevation12 MuiPaper-elevation12
elevation13 MuiPaper-elevation13
elevation14 MuiPaper-elevation14
elevation15 MuiPaper-elevation15
elevation16 MuiPaper-elevation16
elevation17 MuiPaper-elevation17
elevation18 MuiPaper-elevation18
elevation19 MuiPaper-elevation19
elevation20 MuiPaper-elevation20
elevation21 MuiPaper-elevation21
elevation22 MuiPaper-elevation22
elevation23 MuiPaper-elevation23
elevation24 MuiPaper-elevation24

You can override the style of the component thanks to one of these customization points:

If that's not sufficient, you can check the implementation of the component for more detail.