How to Change Page Color in Word – 2022 – Ultimate

In fact, in a professional way in Word, you do not have the option to change the page colour in Word.

However, if you are familiar with Word, you need to come up with an idea of how to add your favourite colours to the background of your favourite pages. If you still do not have an idea, follow the steps below.

How to Change Page Color in Word

Initially, make sure your document has fewer pages along with content.

After that, on the “Insert” tab, in the “Illustrations” group, click on “Shapes” to expand its list.

Then select a rectangle and draw on the first page.

Inserting Shapes
Inserting Shapes

On the drawing tools format tab, click “Wrap Text” and select behind text if your document has text.

Send a Shape Behind the Text
Send a Shape Behind the Text

Now zoom out the document to reduce its size so that you can change the size equal to the page and adjust the shape evenly across the page as in the picture below.

Adjust the shape evenly across the page
Adjust the shape evenly across the page

Since the default page colour is blue, click on the “Shape fill” on the Format tab and select the colour of your choice.

Change Page Background Color in Word
Change Page Background Color in Word

Now if you want to change the page background colour to the next page, duplicate the existing shape (To duplicate it, select the shape and press Ctrl+D) and click and hold down the left mouse button, then drag and drop to the next page. And adjust the shape evenly across the page as in the picture below.

Since the duplicate shape colour is the same as the first shape, click on the shape fill on the Format tab and click the shape fill and select the colour of your choice.

Duplicate the shape and set background color for different pages in word
Duplicate the shape and set background colour for different pages in word

In this way, you can (change the paper colour) and set the background colour for different pages in Word.

Set Printable Background Color and Image

To print all the pages with the background colour, do the following:

Print all Pages with Background Colors and Images
Print all Pages with Background Colors and Images

Click the file menu to navigate its options

Now select “Options”

In the dialogue box, click “Display” and make sure the ticks “Print drawings created in Word and “Print background colours and images”.

How to Remove Background Color in Word

  • Select the shape and click “delete” or “backspace” to remove the page colour in word.

How to Change Background Color on Each Page in Word

Changing the paper background colour is the same as explained in the steps to change the page colour in Word.

Other Way to Make Background Color

On the Insert tab, in the Text group, click “Text Box” and select “Draw Text Box”

On the drawing tools format tab, click “Wrap Text” and select “Behind text” if your document has text.

Now zoom out the document to reduce its size so that you can change the shape equal to the page size and adjust the shape evenly across the page.

Now click on the “Shape fill” on the Format tab and select the colour of your choice. In this way, you can change the page colour in a word document.

Can we change the page colour in Word?

In fact, in a professional way in Word, you do not have the option to change the page colour in word. However, if you are familiar with Word, you need to come up with an idea of how to add your favourite colours to the background of your favourite pages.

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