Changing background colour for posts on the Columnist theme

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    binarybooks
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    How do I change the colour of the block grey background on the Columnist theme to something more vibrant? I can’t find the section of CSS that refers to this area of background colour.

    The blog I need help with is humanvaluesforum.com.

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    By default, The Columnist has an option you can use to customize the background color outside of the main content areas (to the right). You can test that out using the Customize option. Go to Appearance → Themes, click on the Customize button, click “Colors & Backgrounds” on the left, and if you have the Custom Design upgrade you can use the top left circle in the color palette to adjust the colors or if you don’t have the Custom Design upgrade you will see a Colors option on the left and you can still use that to change the background color.

    To override the content area background color (where the posts and all of the content sits), you would need to use some custom CSS. Here is an example you can try adding to your Appearance → Custom Design → CSS editor:

    #main:after {
    	background: hotpink;
    }

    Change the “hotpink” color name to a color code of your choice:
    http://automattic.github.com/Iris/

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