How to Change Page Color in Adobe InDesign

There are two main ways to change the page color in Adobe InDesign. You can either create a rectangle frame that covers the entire page and fill it with the desired color, or you can redefine the [Paper] color in the Swatches panel.

Method 1: Create a Rectangle Frame

  1. Open your InDesign document.
  2. Select the Rectangle Tool (M) from the toolbar.
  3. Click and drag to draw a rectangle frame that covers the entire page.
  4. Fill the rectangle frame with the desired color.
  5. Send the rectangle frame to the back by right-clicking on it and selecting Send to Back.

Method 2: Redefine the [Paper] Color

  1. Open the Swatches panel (Window > Swatches).
  2. Double-click on the [Paper] swatch.
  3. Select the desired color from the Color Picker.
  4. Click OK.

Additional Tips

  • If you want to apply a different color to specific pages in your document, you can create a master page with the desired color and apply it to those pages.
  • If you want to use a pattern or gradient as your page color, you can create a swatch for the pattern or gradient and then apply it to the rectangle frame or the [Paper] color.
  • If you are printing your document, you will need to make sure that your printer is capable of printing the desired color.

I hope this helps!