I wrote this cheat sheet because I find myself constantly referencing the Tailwind docs to remind a particular class (I’m starting out and I don’t have muscle memory yet for it)

Here are the things I use the most.

Margin and Padding

Compose those 3 tables. Add a dash before the value (e.g. pt-2, m-auto)

Symbol Description
p Padding
m Margin
-m Negative margin
Symbol Description
t Top
r Right
b Bottom
l Left
x Horizontal
y Vertical
Value Description
0 0
1 0.25rem
2 0.5rem
3 0.75rem
4 1rem
5 1.25rem
6 1.5rem
8 2rem
10 2.5rem
12 3rem
16 4rem
20 5rem
24 6rem
32 8rem
px 1px
auto auto


Class CSS
w-1 width: 0.25rem
w-2 width: 0.5rem
w-3 width: 0.75rem
w-4 width: 1rem
w-6 width: 1.5rem
w-8 width: 2rem
w-10 width: 2.5rem
w-12 width: 3rem
w-16 width: 4rem
w-24 width: 6rem
w-32 width: 8rem
w-48 width: 12rem
w-64 width: 16rem
w-auto width: auto
w-px width: 1px
w-12 width: 50%
w-13 width: 33.33333%
w-23 width: 66.66667%
w-14 width: 25%
w-34 width: 75%
w-15 width: 20%
w-25 width: 40%
w-35 width: 60%
w-45 width: 80%
w-16 width: 16.66667%
w-56 width: 83.33333%
w-full width: 100%
w-screen width: 100vw

Max Width

Class CSS
max-w-xs max-width: 20rem
max-w-sm max-width: 30rem
max-w-md max-width: 40rem
max-w-lg max-width: 50rem
max-w-xl max-width: 60rem
max-w-2xl max-width: 70rem
max-w-3xl max-width: 80rem
max-w-4xl max-width: 90rem
max-w-5xl max-width: 100rem
max-w-full max-width: 100%

Min width

Class CSS
min-w-0 min-width: 0
min-w-full min-width: 100%

Font Family

Class CSS
font-sans font-family: system-ui, BlinkMacSystemFont, -apple-system, Segoe UI, Roboto, Oxygen, Ubuntu, Cantarell, Fira Sans, Droid Sans, Helvetica Neue, sans-serif;
font-serif font-family: Constantia, Lucida Bright, Lucidabright, Lucida Serif, Lucida, DejaVu Serif, Bitstream Vera Serif, Liberation Serif, Georgia, serif;
font-mono font-family: Menlo, Monaco, Consolas, Liberation Mono, Courier New, monospace;

Font Size

Class CSS
text-xs font-size: .75rem
text-sm font-size: .875rem
text-base font-size: 1rem
text-lg font-size: 1.125rem
text-xl font-size: 1.25rem
text-2xl font-size: 1.5rem
text-3xl font-size: 1.875rem
text-4xl font-size: 2.25rem
text-5xl font-size: 3rem

Font weight

Class CSS
font-hairline font-weight: 100
font-thin font-weight: 200
font-light font-weight: 300
font-normal font-weight: 400
font-medium font-weight: 500
font-semibold font-weight: 600
font-bold font-weight: 700
font-extrabold font-weight: 800
font-black font-weight: 900


Class CSS
transparent color: transparent
black color: #22292f
grey-darkest color: #3d4852
grey-darker color: #606f7b
grey-dark color: #8795a1
grey color: #b8c2cc
grey-light color: #dae1e7
grey-lighter color: #f1f5f8
grey-lightest color: #f8fafc
white color: #ffffff
red-darkest color: #3b0d0c
red-darker color: #621b18
red-dark color: #cc1f1a
red color: #e3342f
red-light color: #ef5753
red-lighter color: #f9acaa
red-lightest color: #fcebea
orange-darkest color: #462a16
orange-darker color: #613b1f
orange-dark color: #de751f
orange color: #f6993f
orange-light color: #faad63
orange-lighter color: #fcd9b6
orange-lightest color: #fff5eb
yellow-darkest color: #453411
yellow-darker color: #684f1d
yellow-dark color: #f2d024
yellow color: #ffed4a
yellow-light color: #fff382
yellow-lighter color: #fff9c2
yellow-lightest color: #fcfbeb
green-darkest color: #0f2f21
green-darker color: #1a4731
green-dark color: #1f9d55
green color: #38c172
green-light color: #51d88a
green-lighter color: #a2f5bf
green-lightest color: #e3fcec
teal-darkest color: #0d3331
teal-darker color: #20504f
teal-dark color: #38a89d
teal color: #4dc0b5
teal-light color: #64d5ca
teal-lighter color: #a0f0ed
teal-lightest color: #e8fffe
blue-darkest color: #12283a
blue-darker color: #1c3d5a
blue-dark color: #2779bd
blue color: #3490dc
blue-light color: #6cb2eb
blue-lighter color: #bcdefa
blue-lightest color: #eff8ff
indigo-darkest color: #191e38
indigo-darker color: #2f365f
indigo-dark color: #5661b3
indigo color: #6574cd
indigo-light color: #7886d7
indigo-lighter color: #b2b7ff
indigo-lightest color: #e6e8ff
purple-darkest color: #21183c
purple-darker color: #382b5f
purple-dark color: #794acf
purple color: #9561e2
purple-light color: #a779e9
purple-lighter color: #d6bbfc
purple-lightest color: #f3ebff
pink-darkest color: #451225
pink-darker color: #6f213f
pink-dark color: #eb5286
pink color: #f66d9b
pink-light color: #fa7ea8
pink-lighter color: #ffbbca
pink-lightest color: #ffebef

Text color

Prepend text- to any color

Background color

Prepend bg- to any color

Line Height

Class CSS
.leading-none line-height: 1
.leading-tight line-height: 1.25
.leading-normal line-height: 1.5
.leading-loose line-height: 2



Class CSS
flex display: flex
inline-flex display: inline-flex



Class CSS
flex-row flex-direction: row
flex-row-reverse flex-direction: row-reverse
flex-col flex-direction: column
flex-col-reverse flex-direction: column-reverse


Class CSS
flex-no-wrap flex-wrap: nowrap
flex-wrap flex-wrap: wrap
flex-wrap-reverse flex-wrap: wrap-reverse

Align items

Class CSS
items-stretch align-items: stretch
items-start align-items: flex-start
items-center align-items: center
items-end align-items: flex-end
items-baseline align-items: baseline

Align content

Class CSS
content-start align-content: flex-start
content-center align-content: center
content-end align-content: flex-end
content-between align-content: space-between
content-around align-content: space-around

Align self

Class CSS
self-auto align-self: auto
self-start align-self: flex-start
self-center align-self: center
self-end align-self: flex-end
self-stretch align-self: stretch

Justify content

Class CSS
justify-start justify-content: flex-start
justify-center justify-content: center
justify-end justify-content: flex-end
justify-between justify-content: space-between
justify-around justify-content: space-around

Flex, grow, shrink

Class CSS
flex-initial flex: initial
flex-1 flex: 1
flex-auto flex: auto
flex-none flex: none
flex-grow flex-grow: 1
flex-shrink flex-shrink: 1
flex-no-grow flex-grow: 0
flex-no-shrink flex-shrink: 0