How to Change the Background Color of DropDownButton in Flutter

In this Google flutter code example we are going to learn how to change the background color of dropdownbutton in flutter.

The code is based on flutter version 1.0.0

Main.dart (App entry point)

import 'package:flutter/material.dart';
import 'change_bg_color_dropdown.dart';

void main() => runApp(MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  // This widget is the root of your application.
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return MaterialApp(
      title: 'Flutter Demo',
      debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
      theme: ThemeData(
        // This is the theme of your application.
        // Try running your application with "flutter run". You'll see the
        // application has a blue toolbar. Then, without quitting the app, try
        // changing the primarySwatch below to and then invoke
        // "hot reload" (press "r" in the console where you ran "flutter run",
        // or simply save your changes to "hot reload" in a Flutter IDE).
        // Notice that the counter didn't reset back to zero; the application
        // is not restarted.
      //home: MyHomePage(title: 'Flutter Demo Home Page'),
      home: ChangeBGColorDropdown(),
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

class ChangeBGColorDropdown extends StatefulWidget {

  ChangeBGColorDropdownState createState() {
    return new ChangeBGColorDropdownState();


class ChangeBGColorDropdownState extends State<ChangeBGColorDropdown> {
  List<ColorModel> _colors = [
    ColorModel(color:, colorName: "Blue"),
    ColorModel(color: Colors.purple, colorName: "Purple"),
    ColorModel(color:, colorName: "Pink"),
    ColorModel(color: Colors.teal, colorName: "Teal"),
    ColorModel(color: Colors.amber, colorName: "Amber"),
    ColorModel(color: Colors.brown, colorName: "Brown"),
  Color _selectedColor =;

  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: Text('Chnage BG Color - DropdownButton'),
      body: Center(
        child: Column(
          mainAxisSize: MainAxisSize.max,
          children: <Widget>[
              color: _selectedColor,
              child: DropdownButton<Color>(
                items: _colors
                    .map((color) => DropdownMenuItem<Color>(
                          child: Text(color.colorName),
                          value: color.color,
                onChanged: (Color value) {
                  setState(() => _selectedColor = value);
                hint: Text('Drop down with BG Color '),

//Create a Model class to hold key-value pair data
class ColorModel {
  String colorName;
  Color color;

  ColorModel({this.colorName, this.color});

flutter dropdownbutton background color

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