How Do You Put a Background on Webflow Video?

Today, we will learn how to put a background on a Webflow video. This can be a great way to enhance the visual appeal of your website and make your video content stand out. Let’s dive in and explore the different methods you can use to achieve this.

Method 1: Using the Background Color Utility

If you want a simple and quick way to add a background color to your Webflow video, you can use the Background Color utility. This utility allows you to choose from a wide range of colors and apply them directly to your video element.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Select the video element that you want to add a background color to.
  2. Navigate to the Styles panel on the right-hand side of the Webflow Designer.
  3. Scroll down until you find the Background Color section.
  4. Click on the color box next to “Background Color” and choose your desired color from the palette or enter a specific HEX or RGB value.
  5. Preview your changes by clicking “Preview” in the top right corner of the Designer.

This method is great for adding a solid background color to your Webflow video. However, if you want more customization options, let’s explore another method.

Method 2: Using Custom CSS

If you have specific design requirements or want more control over your video background, using custom CSS is an excellent option. With custom CSS, you can apply various effects like gradients, images, and even animations as backgrounds for your Webflow videos.

To use custom CSS for your video background, follow these steps:

  1. Select the video element that you want to customize.
  2. Navigate to the Styles panel.
  3. Scroll down until you find the Custom Code section.
  4. Add the following CSS code to apply a background image:
.video-background {
  background-image: url('your-image-url.jpg');
  background-size: cover;

In this example, replace ‘your-image-url.jpg’ with the URL of your desired background image. You can also adjust other properties like background size, position, and repeat based on your preferences.

If you want to use a gradient instead of an image, use the following CSS code:

.video-background {
  background: linear-gradient(to bottom right, #color1, #color2);

Replace ‘#color1’ and ‘#color2’ with your desired gradient colors in HEX or RGB format. You can customize the direction and angle of the gradient by modifying ‘to bottom right’.

Using custom CSS gives you endless possibilities to create unique and visually stunning backgrounds for your Webflow videos. However, make sure to test your changes across different devices and browsers to ensure a consistent experience for your users.

In Conclusion

Adding a background to a Webflow video can significantly enhance its visual impact on your website. Whether you choose to use the Background Color utility or custom CSS, it’s essential to experiment with different options and find a style that aligns with your brand and content.

Remember to always consider the overall design and user experience when adding backgrounds to your videos. With the right combination of colors, images, and effects, you can create an engaging and visually appealing website that captivates your audience.