Select a Dashboard Background Color

Use the Dashboard Editor to select a background color for the dashboard.

This topic describes defining a background color on a form with a universal theme. If you are editing a form with a classic theme, use this link to open the previous version of Select a Dashboard Background Color.

Good to know:

  • If you are using dashboard themes, use a theme association color for the dashboard background (example: Dashboard Background). You can select a Web color, or create a Custom color; however, if you use a non-theme color, the background will not change to another theme color when you apply a different theme.
  • Theme association colors are defined as part of a theme's definition. Use the Theme Manager to create a theme.
  • Colors can be solid or transparent only.

To Select a Dashboard Background Color

  1. Open a dashboard in the Dashboard Editor.
  2. On the Dashboard Editor toolbar, select the Background Color button .
  3. Select a background color from one of the following color categories:
    • (Recommended) Theme Association drop-down list:

      All color associations defined for the selected CSM theme.

    • Web: Select (Custom) in the Theme Association drop-down list to display the set of name web-safe colors, and then select a color.
    • Custom: Select (Custom) in the Theme Association drop-down list to display the Custom color selector, and then define a customized red, green, blue (RGB) or Hex value color.

      For more information, see Using the Color Selector in a Designer

  4. Continue making changes, or select OK to save and close the editor.