By default, the color of the report background is determined by the currently selected report theme. The background color can be changed from the Background Color drop-down color picker in the Formatting panel.
Change the Background Color
For each visualization, the Background Color drop-down is located on the first tab of the Formatting panel for the visual. For instance, to change the background color for a matrix grid, go to the Labels tab of the Matrix Grid view of the Formatting Panel.
Or to change the background color of a column chart, go to the Fill tab of the Column Chart view of the Formatting Panel (as in the image below).
The background color menu is divided into 3 parts:
- Theme Colors: these are the colors that have been assigned to the current report theme.
- Standard Colors: these colors are available for all visualizations, regardless of the report theme.
- More Colors: choose a custom Hex or RGB color; these will be displayed under a 4th section called Custom Colors.
In this example, the chart background was changed from the default color (white) to blue:
The background color can also be changed from the Design ribbon: