How To: Change PHPStorm editor background color

Here’s a quick How-To on how to set the editor background color in PHPStorm.

Open your settings dialogue, then head on over to Editor->Color Scheme->General  in the left navigation of the settings dialogue.

On the right hand side, you will see a list of expandable items. At the bottom you see Text . Expand this entry and select Default Text .

On the far right hand side you now see the Background  Option, in which you can set the editor’s background color either with a color picker or by entering a hex code.

Here’s a screenshot which lets you see how to set the PHPStorm editor’s background color: