In this Canva tutorial, we will explore how to change the background color in any Canva document. Whether you want to add a solid color or a gradient background, this guide will walk you through the process.

Steps to Change Background Color

  1. Select the Background: Click on the white background of your Canva document.
  2. Choose Background Color: In the upper left corner, click on “background color.”

    Options Available:

    • Default Colors: Choose from a few preset colors.
    • Default Gradients: Select from preset gradients.
    • Create Your Own: Add a new solid color or gradient.
  3. Customize the Gradient (Optional):
    • Type of Gradient: Choose between circular gradient, linear gradient, or other options.
    • Gradient Colors: Select and add more gradient colors.
    • Adjust Angle: Change the angle of the linear gradient.
  4. Apply the Color: Once selected, the color or gradient is added to your background. You can reuse it or add it to your brand assets.


Changing the background color in Canva is a simple and effective way to enhance your designs. With options to choose from default colors, gradients, or even create your own, you have complete control over the appearance of your background. Whether you’re working with brand assets or just experimenting with different looks, Canva’s background color options offer a versatile and creative solution.