Set Single Solid or Gradient Color Wallpaper in Linux Mint 21

This simple tutorial shows how to set a single color or gradient color background wallpaper in Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon.

To focus on your work or save laptop battery power, it’s a good idea to set a solid color (e.g., dark) as your background. Besides creating a blank image or downloading one from the web, Linux Mint has an option to do the job, and here’s how to tricks step by step!

1. First, right-click on blank area on the desktop and select “Change Desktop Background” in pop-up menu.

2. In the “Background” dialog, navigate to Settings page. Then, do:

  • First, set “No picture” for Picture aspect.
  • Then, set Background Color to either Solid or Horizontal/Vertical Gradient.
  • Finally, click on the color button to choose your desired color or colors as background wallpaper.

Just so easy. Enjoy!

Hi, I'm Merilyn Ne, a computer geek working on Ubuntu Linux for many years and would like to write useful tips for beginners. Forgive me for language mistakes. I'm not a native speaker of English.