Define section background color in the modern pages
Please let us define a custom background color for a Section on the page.
It would allow us to give more "rhythm" to the page content and highlight some content on the page.
For example the https://dev.office.com/ site uses a light blue "section background color" to separate the "getting started"-links from rest of the content.
Today modern pages support picking one of three colors derived from the site theme (soft, neautral, strong). We likely won’t be investing in the option to add arbitrary other colors as a section background, violating the site’s theme. For the other suggestions, please open a unique uservoice suggestion (e.g. support section background images)
would be great to have the ability to add a background image to a row and at least let us use the theme color in a column and not just the full row.
Natalie Moreno commented
In addition to the ability to use images... you should also allow the ability to select overlay options. Black Vs. White and custom transparency. Similar to the options available on a Countdown Web Part.
With the ability to use a background image, technically, you can create an image with any solid color you want and also accomplish what the original suggestion is asking for.
For sure...Image as background would take it to next level. MS should consider this request.
Dean Verleger commented
@Admin I think you answered the question too quickly, there's currently no separate variable in SP themes to control the dark section background outside of ThemePrimary. Theme Primary also controls button colors and links, etc. To support many design situations we need more variables.
I'm with Anonynous - stop being d*icks about it and just give us a color wheel and allow setting background images. This is standard in a all decent CMS platforms.
Agreed with @sandra.hirsch, we would like to use an image as background in site/section as well as web part zones/columns in sections. Users will be more attracted to the image rather than plain colors.
Such a crap response from Microsoft - this is the dumbest restriction. The theme colors offered just won't work and plain white is PAINFUL on eyes. I don't get why Microsoft moved away from off white over the years. Give us a bloody colour wheel and stop being dicks about it.
Furthermore, ist would be benefitial to use an image as backgropund in section as well as web part zones / columns in sections. This ist pretty much state of the art in other content management systems and give the editor more possibilities to layout the content and make it attractive for users to read.
Emily Fox commented
Would be great to be able to customise site theme colours
Give us the option to pick different colors besides the sites theme colors! +100000
Matt Jablonski commented
I like this! Give us the option to pick different colors besides the sites theme colors!
Please also add the option to change a column's background colour within a section.
Also please add option for separating the sections via vertical and horizontal border lines
Brendon Cornwell commented
It would be great if we could also add a background image to section layouts.