Do you want to spice up your notes in the Notion app and make them look aesthetically pleasing?
Whether you’re looking to personalize your workspace or simply want to add a pop of color, this feature can help you make Notion your own.
In this article, we’ll go over the steps on how to change the background color in Notion, as well as how to customize the color to fit your needs.
Is It Even Possible To Change the Background Color of a Notion Page?
No. It is currently not possible to change the background color of a Notion page itself but you can change the color of individual blocks. This gives your page a more appealing appearance rather than a strangely colored page that is harsh on the eyes.
You can also enable dark mode for the entire app that dims the background of the page.
How To Change Background Color in Notion
Notion works on a number of platforms (desktop/web, Android, and iOS), and the steps for changing the background color of blocks will vary slightly.
Let’s take a look at the steps for each platform in detail.
Change the Background Color in Notion on a Desktop/PC
The Notion desktop app’s interface is very similar to the web version. We’ll walk you through the steps for the desktop app on Windows, but they’ll be similar on MacOS or the web version.
The first step is to open the Notion app and go to the page where you want to change the color.
Once you are on the page, move your cursor to the block whose color you want to change. Do note that the option to apply background color is only available to all basic and inline blocks.
Once you put your cursor over the block, you will see a multi-dotted option. Click on it.
When you click on that multi-dotted icon, a menu will appear on the screen where you need to navigate to the “Color” option.
This will open a new menu that has two sections:- “Color” and “Background”. The “Color” options will allow you to change the text color and the Background options will allow you to change the block background color.
In the menu, go to the Background section and choose whichever color you want to use for the block.
This is how the block will look with the background color changed.
Let’s now look at the steps for Android phones.
Change the Background Color in Notion on the Android App
If you have a Notion app on an Android phone, the steps will be slightly different because the interface is different. Let’s take a look at those steps.
Open the app and navigate to the page where you want to change the background color of the block.
Tap on the block and you will see a toolbar at the bottom of your phone screen. Now, tap on the letter “A” with a square around it.
When you tap on it, you will see a menu of “Colour” and “Background.”
Scroll down and go to the Background section. You will see a range of color options similar to those present on the desktop and the web.
Choose whichever you want, and the block color background will change accordingly.
You’ll need to follow the same process for any block whose color you want to change.
What about iPhone users? What if I have an iPhone or iPad and I use the Notion app. It is almost the same as Android, and the only difference is the interface.
Change the Background Color in Notion on the iPhone App
Same as Android, first launch the app on your iPhone and navigate to the page where you’d like to apply background color.
Then tap on any of the block and it’ll display a toolbar at the bottom, where you must tap on the “A” icon, which is enclosed in a square.
A color menu will appear when you scroll down to the Background section and choose a color of your choice.
That’s it! You now know how to change the background color of a block in Notion on desktop/web, Android as well as iOS.
How To Enable Dark Mode in Notion
Dark Mode is a popular feature that allows users to change the color scheme of their device or application to a darker, more muted palette. This makes the screen easy on the eyes during night.
Notion also provides this feature wherein you can set the dark mode as the default mode or make it follow the system settings.
We have a dedicated article on how to enable dark mode on the Notion app that you can read to learn more.
Wrapping Up: Change Background Color on Notion
Customizing Notion with a background color for each block is a great way to make your workspace more aesthetically pleasing and to keep it looking vibrant.
We hope this article helps you take full control over the design of your Notion workspace and customize it the way you want!