To use this library, it is recommended to have previous experience using React and styling with sass or css. You should also be familiar with immutable data structures.


The sass is currently prefix-free, so you will need to use an autoprefixer to include vendor prefixes. There are multiple pre-compiled and prefixed themes available either from the dist folder or from unpkg. They can be included by using the react-md.${PRIMARY_COLOR}-${ACCENT_COLOR}.min.css. There are no development versions available.

  • dist/react-md.indigo-pink.min.css

There are currently 255 precompiled themes. Every color is available with any secondary color but only with an accent of 400 and only the light theme.


To start using the components, you can either use the UMD build or use your favorite build tool/bundler.

The UMD build is available either from unpkg or the dist folder.

  • dist/react-md.js - Development version
  • - Development version
  • dist/react-md.min.js - Production version
  • - Production version

When using a build from the CDN, it is recommended to specify the version of React-MD so that it does not break on future releases.

If the DatePicker or the TimePicker components will be used, the Intl polyfill or a custom implementation must be included for cross-browser support. This can be skipped if you do not need to support one of the browsers from caniuse


Material design was designed to be used with either the Roboto or Noto font. You can use whichever font you prefer though. In additiona, icons can either be included by your favorite SVG library or a font icon library such as material-icons or FontAwesome. react-md uses material-icons as a default for all icons beceause it is has consistent sizes. If you use another font icon libary, you may need to enforce equal width and height to get a consistent look.