How to change the background of the Google Chrome home page

How to change the background of the Google Chrome home page

The default white background of Google Chrome’s New Tab page isn’t all that inspiring, but you can customize the background image and accent colors to your liking.

You can change the Chrome wallpaper as often as you like or set it to automatically change the image every day. No matter what your preference is, here’s how to do it.

How to change the background image of the Google browser

Note that this will only change the background for the New Tab page, which is the page that loads when you open a new blank tab or window. If you go to, that website’s background will still be standard white.

1. Open the file Google Chrome web browser and log into your account in the top right corner, if you haven’t already.

2. On the New Tab page, click the “Customize” button in the lower right corner.

Google Chrome new tab customization button

3. In the “Background” tab of the popup, you can choose from the available background options or select “Upload from device” to use your own image.

4. After clicking on an option such as “Black Artists Collection”, you will be redirected to another screen with additional background options within that category. You can click “Update daily” in the upper right corner to have Google scroll through the wallpapers in that category every day, or you can click an image to set it as a constant wallpaper.

5. After selecting an option, click “Finish. Now every time you go to Chrome’s New Tab page, you should see your new wallpaper spread over the page around the central search bar.

Chrome home page

6. You can also change the color and theme of your Chrome browser from the “Customize this page” pop-up. Click the “Color & Theme” tab and choose a color scheme. Click “Done” and you will see the new colors applied to the browser header where all your open tabs reside.

Google Chrome colors and themes pop-up

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