Changing the Plot Area Background Color
The steps for changing the background color of the plot area are almost identical to those for changing the background color for the entire chart.
The color chosen for this chart element appears as light blue even though it is listed as dark blue in the color panel.
Note: Be careful not to select the horizontal grid lines running through the plot area rather than the background itself.
- Right click on the white plot area background to open the plot area context menu
- Click on the small down arrow to the right of the Shape Fill icon - the paint can - in the context toolbar to open the Theme Colors panel
- Click on Dark Blue, Text 2, Lighter 80% to change the plot area background color to light blue