New documents that you create in Google Docs will have a white page color by default. This is typically the preferred option for documents you create in a scholastic setting, as well as ones you create for work.
But occasionally some documents will need a different page color, or you were trying out some different options and you switched the page color to something else.
If your document currently has a page color that you or someone else set, you might be looking for a way to switch it back to the default white page color.
Our guide below will show you how to revert to the white page color in Google Docs.
How to Remove Page Color in Google Docs
- Open your document.
- Click File.
- Choose Page setup.
- Select the Page color button.
- Click the white page color.
- Click OK.
Our guide continues below with more information and pictures for these steps.
How to Change the Page Color in Google Docs (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome. You can also follow these steps in other desktop browsers like Firefox or Edge.
Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open the document whose page color you wish to change.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left of the window.
Step 3: Choose Page setup at the bottom of the menu.
Step 4: Click the color button under Page color.
Step 5: Select the white color swatch.
Step 6: Click the blue OK button to switch the page color.
Do you need to start a new page in your document before one is created? Find out how to add a page break in Google Docs to force the document to a new page.