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Use the themes package to customize your product while maintaining consistency.

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To install @carbon/themes in your project, you will need to run the following command using npm:

npm install -S @carbon/themes

If you prefer Yarn, use the following command instead:

yarn add @carbon/themes


You can use @carbon/themes in JavaScript or Sass by including this package in your project. By default, @carbon/themes provides a set of color tokens that are pre-defined for a specific theme. Currently, we offer the following color themes: white, gray 10, gray 90, gray 100 .

You can preview all of the token values for this on the Carbon Design System website .


If your project is using Sass, you can include this package and the corresponding default theme by writing the following in your Sass file:

@import '@carbon/themes/scss/themes';

By default, the white theme will be initialized. If you would like to include another theme, you can do so by calling our mixin. For example:

@import '@carbon/themes/scss/themes';
// Use the gray 10 theme
@include carbon--theme($carbon--theme--g10);
// Use the gray 90 theme
@include carbon--theme($carbon--theme--g90);
// Use the gray 100 theme

Alternatively, you can set the global theme variable then call the mixin without passing in a theme name.

@import '@carbon/themes/scss/themes';
$carbon--theme: $carbon--theme--g10;
// Use the gray 10 theme
@include carbon--theme();

Inline theming can be done by using the mixin. For example:

@import '@carbon/themes/scss/themes';
// Use the default white theme here
.my-dark-theme {
@include carbon--theme($carbon--theme--g90) {
// Use the dark theme here


If you’re looking to use these themes in JavaScript, we export a variety of bindings for you to use, including:

import {
// An object of all themes
// Direct theme values