The Paper component is a container for displaying content on an elevated surface.
In Material Design, surface components and shadow styles are heavily influenced by their real-world physical counterparts.
Material UI implements this concept with the Paper component, a container-like surface that features the
elevation prop for pulling box-shadow values from the theme.
import Paper from '@mui/material/Paper';
elevation prop to establish hierarchy through the use of shadows.
The Paper component's default elevation level is
The prop accepts values from
The higher the number, the further away the Paper appears to be from its background.
In dark mode, increasing the elevation also makes the background color lighter.
This is done by applying a semi-transparent gradient with the
background-image CSS property.
The Paper component features rounded corners by default.
square prop for square corners:
The Paper component is composed of a single root
<div> that wraps around its contents:
<div class="MuiPaper-root"> <!-- Paper contents --> </div>
See the documentation below for a complete reference to all of the props and classes available to the components mentioned here.