How To Get Rid Of Background Color In Google Docs

Google Docs is a powerful word processing tool that many of us use daily. One of its many features includes the ability to add background colors to our documents. However, there may come a time when you need to get rid of this background color. In this blog post, we will guide you on how to easily accomplish this task. Let’s get started!

Removing Background Color in Google Docs: A Step-by-step Guide

Before we begin, it’s important to note that Google Docs does not natively support removing background color. However, this can be worked around by setting the background color to white.

Step 1: Open the Document

Firstly, open the Google Docs document from which you want to remove the background color.

Step 2: Go to File

Once you have your document open, navigate to the upper left corner of the screen and click on the “File” option in the menu.

Step 3: Page Setup

From the drop-down list that appears, scroll down and select “Page setup”.

Step 4: Change to White

In the Page setup dialog box, you will see a ‘Page color’ option. It is likely that this is currently set to your existing background color. To remove or change the background color, simply click on this box and choose white (or any color of your choice).

Step 5: Apply Changes

Finally, click on the ‘OK’ button to apply the changes. Your background color should now be removed, or changed to the color you selected.


There you have it. We’ve just shown you how to easily remove the background color from your Google Docs document. It is a simple and straightforward process that requires just a few clicks.

We hope this guide has been helpful. If you have any other questions or need further assistance with Google Docs, feel free to reach out. We’re here to help. Happy writing!