Install and configure Laravel with Inertia

Create project

Start by creating a new Laravel project with Inertia and React using the laravel installer laravel new my-app:

laravel new my-app --typescript --breeze --stack=react --git --no-interaction

Run the CLI

Run the shadcn-ui init command to setup your project:

npx shadcn-ui@latest init

Configure components.json

You will be asked a few questions to configure components.json:

Would you like to use TypeScript (recommended)? no / yes
Which style would you like to use? › Default
Which color would you like to use as base color? › Slate
Where is your global CSS file? › resources/css/app.css
Do you want to use CSS variables for colors? › no / yes
Where is your tailwind.config.js located? › tailwind.config.js
Configure the import alias for components: › @/Components
Configure the import alias for utils: › @/lib/utils
Are you using React Server Components? › no / yes

Update tailwind.config.js

The shadcn-ui CLI will automatically overwrite your tailwind.config.js. Update it to look like this:

import forms from "@tailwindcss/forms"
import defaultTheme from "tailwindcss/defaultTheme"
/** @type {import('tailwindcss').Config} */
export default {
  darkMode: "class",
  content: [
  theme: {
    container: {
      center: true,
      padding: "2rem",
      screens: {
        "2xl": "1400px",
    extend: {
      colors: {
        border: "hsl(var(--border))",
        input: "hsl(var(--input))",
        ring: "hsl(var(--ring))",
        background: "hsl(var(--background))",
        foreground: "hsl(var(--foreground))",
        primary: {
          DEFAULT: "hsl(var(--primary))",
          foreground: "hsl(var(--primary-foreground))",
        secondary: {
          DEFAULT: "hsl(var(--secondary))",
          foreground: "hsl(var(--secondary-foreground))",
        destructive: {
          DEFAULT: "hsl(var(--destructive))",
          foreground: "hsl(var(--destructive-foreground))",
        muted: {
          DEFAULT: "hsl(var(--muted))",
          foreground: "hsl(var(--muted-foreground))",
        accent: {
          DEFAULT: "hsl(var(--accent))",
          foreground: "hsl(var(--accent-foreground))",
        popover: {
          DEFAULT: "hsl(var(--popover))",
          foreground: "hsl(var(--popover-foreground))",
        card: {
          DEFAULT: "hsl(var(--card))",
          foreground: "hsl(var(--card-foreground))",
      borderRadius: {
        lg: `var(--radius)`,
        md: `calc(var(--radius) - 2px)`,
        sm: "calc(var(--radius) - 4px)",
      fontFamily: {
        sans: ["Figtree", ...defaultTheme.fontFamily.sans],
      keyframes: {
        "accordion-down": {
          from: { height: 0 },
          to: { height: "var(--radix-accordion-content-height)" },
        "accordion-up": {
          from: { height: "var(--radix-accordion-content-height)" },
          to: { height: 0 },
      animation: {
        "accordion-down": "accordion-down 0.2s ease-out",
        "accordion-up": "accordion-up 0.2s ease-out",
  plugins: [forms, require("tailwindcss-animate")],

That's it

You can now start adding components to your project.

npx shadcn-ui@latest add button

The command above will add the Button component to your project. You can then import it like this:

import { Button } from "@/Components/ui/button"
export default function Home() {
  return (
      <Button>Click me</Button>