A simple, sizable button.


  • Accepts size prop that works on all styles.

  • Can inverse theme with themeInverse.

  • Place an icon before or after.


import { Button } from 'tamagui'
export default () => <Button>Lorem ipsum</Button>


Sizing buttons provides a unique challenge especially for a compiler, because you need to adjust many different properties - not just on the outer frame, but on the text wrapped inside. Tamagui supports adjusting the padding, border radius, font size and icons sizes all in one with the size prop.

import { Button } from 'tamagui'
export default () => <Button size="$6">Lorem ipsum</Button>

Given your theme defines a size 6, the button will adjust all of the properties appropriately. You can also pass a plain number to get an arbitrary size.

Icon Theming

You can pass icons as either elements or components. If passing components, Tamagui will automatically pass the size and color prop to them based on your theme.

You can use the source of Button itself  to see in more detail what variants you can override, and how we use this pattern internally to create our Button component.

Button props

Buttons extend Stack views inheriting all the Tamagui standard props, plus:


  • size

    string | tokens.size

    Set a size, number or one of the size token values.

  • theme


    Apply a theme just to the button and it's children

  • themeInverse


    Helpful for "flipping" any theme between dark and light (including flipping a sub themes defined as [subtheme]-[dark/light]

  • noTextWrap


    If true, Button won't wrap content with a Text element.

  • icon


    Pass any React element, appears before the text.

  • iconAfter


    Pass any React element, appears after the text.

  • scaleIcon


    Scale the icon more than usual by this number.

  • scaleSpace


    Scale the spacing more than usual by this number.

  • spaceFlex


    Makes all space elements have a flex.

  • color


    Passes "color" down to the inner text component

  • fontWeight


    Passes "fontWeight" down to the inner text component

  • letterSpacing


    Passes "letterSpacing" down to the inner text component

  • textAlign


    Passes "textAlign" down to the inner text component

  • circular


    Forces a circular button.

  • Advanced Button Customization

    Tamagui <Button /> is a React functional component that renders multiple styled() components, not a single Tamagui styled() element itself. This means you can't wrap it with styled(Button) to change variants.

    We'd like to support this feature eventually , but until then we've exported a useButton hook, alongside ButtonFrame, ButtonText, and buttonStaticConfig that make it simple to create your own Button.

    Your custom Button.tsx in your design system would look something like this:

    import { forwardRef } from 'React'
    import { styled, themeable, ButtonFrame, ButtonText, useButton, buttonStaticConfig } from 'tamagui'
    const CustomButtonFrame = styled(ButtonFrame, {
    // ... customize your button frame base styles
    variants: {
    // ... customize your button frame variants
    } as const
    const ButtonComponent = forwardRef<TamaguiElement, ButtonProps>(function Button(props, ref) {
    const { props: buttonProps } = useButton(
    // optionally customize the inner Text
    { Text: ButtonText }
    return <CustomButtonFrame {...buttonProps} ref={ref} />
    // Wrapping in extractable() lets the compiler run build-time optimizations on your custom Button
    // Wrapping in themable means `<Button theme="" />` properly updates theme before useButton needs it
    export const Button = ButtonFrame.extractable(themeable(ButtonComponent), buttonStaticConfig)