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Add or change a background color or pattern

Renée Meloche
Renée Meloche
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Available on the following Venngage subscription plans: Free, Premium, Business and Enterprise.


Ensure that no item on your canvas has been selected. Click outside of the canvas in the gray area, or directly select the background of your design. This will reveal the Background tool in the left sidebar to customize the appearance of your design canvas.

Add a colour, pattern or gradient

Click Background on the left toolbar.

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There are four headings under Background:

  • Brand Colors: (available on Premium, Business and Enterprise subscriptions) The custom brand colors you add will appear here, making it easy to match your design colors to your brand.
  • Swatch Colors: Colors you've swatched from the rest of your design appear here. 
  • Gradients: Choose from pre-generated gradients provided by Venngage. 
  • Patterns: Select patterns, visible through the color or gradient you apply to your background, from this list.

Add a Brand Color or Swatch Color

Add your brand colors to My Brand Kit. Click Background in the left sidebar and select one of your brand colors from under Brand Colors.

Use the My Brand Kit shuffle feature to apply brand colors to the entire template. Select My Brand Kit from the left toolbar and click the Shuffle button.

Add a gradient

Under the Gradients heading, click on a tile to apply it to the background of the design canvas.


Add a Pattern 

Patterns can be used on their own or in combination with another color or gradient. They can also be used with low-opacity photos set as the background layer of your design. 

Ready for more design tips?

Check out our blog post, 10 Ways to Incorporate Stock Photos Into Your Designs to learn how to pick the right photos. Read 35+ Simple Background Images & Stock Photos to learn how to pick the right background photo.


The feature(s) discussed in this article is available on the following Venngage subscription plans: Free, Premium, Business and Enterprise.

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