How to change the artboard color in Adobe Illustrator


I’m working on a design project and I want to change the color of the artboard to match my branding. How do I do this in Illustrator?



Hi @aaronv

To change the artboard color in Adobe Illustrator, follow these steps:

  1. Open the “Artboard Options” panel by going to “Window” > “Artboards”.
  2. In the “Artboard Options” panel, click the drop-down menu next to “Background” and select “Color”.
  3. In the color picker that appears, choose the desired color for your artboard.
  4. Click “OK” to apply the new color to the artboard.

Alternatively, you can also change the color of the artboard by right-clicking on it and selecting “Artboard Options” from the context menu. This will bring up the “Artboard Options” panel, where you can change the background color as described above.

Keep in mind that changing the artboard color will only affect the appearance of the artboard and will not affect the appearance of any artwork you have placed on the artboard. The artwork will remain unchanged.

Hope this helps.