Introduction to Design Systems

Customizing Storybook

You can customize the look and feel of your Storybook environment if you plan to publish it for your company to use.

First create a manager.js file inside of .storybook/. You can import themes from @storybook/theming if you want to use their light or dark themes.

import { addons } from "@storybook/addons";
import { themes } from "@storybook/theming";

  theme: themes.light

Or you can create your own theme by creating a new JavaScript file, adding the following customizable properties, and importing and using your template inside of manager.js.

Create a new file myTheme.js and add the following.

import { create } from "@storybook/theming/create";

export default create({
  base: "light",

  colorPrimary: "hotpink",
  colorSecondary: "deepskyblue",

  // UI
  appBg: "white",
  appContentBg: "silver",
  appBorderColor: "grey",
  appBorderRadius: 4,

  // Typography
  fontBase: '"Open Sans", sans-serif',
  fontCode: "monospace",

  // Text colors
  textColor: "black",
  textInverseColor: "rgba(255,255,255,0.9)",

  // Toolbar default and active colors
  barTextColor: "silver",
  barSelectedColor: "black",
  barBg: "hotpink",

  // Form colors
  inputBg: "white",
  inputBorder: "silver",
  inputTextColor: "black",
  inputBorderRadius: 4,

  brandTitle: "My custom storybook",
  brandUrl: "",
  brandImage: ""
import { addons } from "@storybook/addons";
import myTheme from "./myTheme";

  theme: myTheme