PrimeIcons is the default icon library of PrimeVue with over 250 open source icons developed by PrimeTek. PrimeIcons library is optional as PrimeVue components can use any icon with templating.

PrimeIcons is available at npm, run the following command to download it to your project.

npm install primeicons

CSS file of the icon library needs to be imported in styles.scss of your application.

import 'primeicons/primeicons.css'

PrimeIcons library is now available on Figma Community. By adding them as a library, you can easily use these icons in your designs.

PrimeIcons use the pi pi-{icon} syntax such as pi pi-check. A standalone icon can be displayed using an element such as i or span

<i class="pi pi-check"></i>
<i class="pi pi-times"></i>
<span class="pi pi-search"></span>
<span class="pi pi-user"></span>

Size of an icon is controlled with the font-size property of the element.

<i class="pi pi-check" style="font-size: 1rem"></i>
<i class="pi pi-times" style="font-size: 1.5rem"></i>
<i class="pi pi-search" style="font-size: 2rem"></i>
<i class="pi pi-user" style="font-size: 2.5rem"></i>

Icon color is defined with the color property which is inherited from parent by default.

<i class="pi pi-check" style="color: slateblue"></i>
<i class="pi pi-times" style="color: green"></i>
<i class="pi pi-search" style="color: 'var(--p-primary-color)'"></i>
<i class="pi pi-user" style="color: #708090"></i>

Special pi-spin class applies infinite rotation to an icon.

<i class="pi pi-spin pi-spinner" style="font-size: 2rem"></i>
<i class="pi pi-spin pi-cog" style="font-size: 2rem"></i>

Constants API is available to reference icons easily when used programmatically.

    <div class="card flex justify-center">
        <Menu :model="items" />

import { PrimeIcons } from '@primevue/core/api';

export default {
    data() {
        return {
            items: [
                    label: 'File',
                    items: [
                        { label: 'New', icon: PrimeIcons.PLUS },
                        { label: 'Open', icon: PrimeIcons.DOWNLOAD }

Here is the full list of PrimeIcons. More icons will be added periodically and you may also request new icons at the issue tracker.