20 Best Canva Elements Keywords for Backgrounds

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With so many Canva elements keywords available, it can sometimes be difficult to remember all of the best ones to use to find aesthetic illustrations. That’s why I’ve put together this Canva elements cheat sheet for background graphics to use in your designs.
Canva Elements Keywords Background
Canva elements keywords for backgrounds

What are Canva keywords?

Whether you’re a free or Canva Pro user, you easily find and use Canva keywords for elements in your designs.

Canva elements keywords are specific words that you can type into Canva’s element search from within your design dashboard to find the best Canva graphics.

In this post, I’m narrowing down the keywords strictly to backgrounds, but there are hundreds (thousands, perhaps) of Canva keywords for elements available for you to use. From doodles to minimalist illustrations and everything in between!

 

How do you find aesthetic elements in Canva?

Finding aesthetic elements in Canva can’t be any easier, but I’ll walk you through exactly how to find ’em! Ready to get started?

  1. Open a new or current design.
  2. Select the “elements” tab.
  3. Type in your Canva elements keyword.
  4. Select “graphics” from the sub-category.
  5. Voila!

If you’re a visual learner like myself, check out the short video tutorial below to learn how to find Canva aesthetic elements with keywords.

Canva elements keywords for background graphics

Now that you know how to find Canva elements with keywords, it’s time to use the best keywords for backgrounds to enhance all your designs.

  • line background
  • grid background
  • floral background
  • pattern background
  • text background
  • gradient background
  • holiday background
  • grunge background
  • neon background
  • minimalist background
  • checkered background
  • geometric background
  • abstract background
  • seamless background
  • pastel aesthetic background
  • colorful background
  • texture background
  • paint background
  • watercolor background
  • brushstroke background

Type any of these Canva elements keywords into Canva’s element search within your design to find aesthetic backgrounds to use in your next design.

Canva elements keywords - Pastel Background

Bonus tip: Canva brand codes for background graphics

Canva brand codes are a collection of Canva elements made by Canva creators. Here are a few of my favorite Canva brand codes for background graphics for you to use in your next design:

  • brand:BADJX_EgQ-E
  • brand:BABurMNpAhQ
  • brand:BAC2ITjEOxw

Enjoy!

Want to try more Canva tips and tricks?

To find Canva elements keywords, you can use the search bar located at the top of the “Elements” tab in the Canva design tool.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open Canva and create a new design or open an existing one.

  2. Click on the “Elements” tab in the left-hand side panel.

  3. In the search bar located at the top of the panel, type in a keyword related to the type of element you’re looking for. For example, if you’re looking for a flower element, type in “flower” and hit enter.

  4. Canva will generate a list of elements that match your search query. You can scroll through this list to find the element you’re looking for, or you can refine your search further by using more specific keywords.

  5. If you find an element you like, simply drag and drop it onto your design canvas.

Using keywords to search for elements in Canva is a quick and easy way to find the right design element for your project. Make sure to use specific keywords to get the best results and try different variations to see all of the options available.

Yes, you can search for free elements on Canva.

When you use the search bar located at the top of the “Elements” tab, Canva will show you both free and paid elements that match your search query. However, you can filter the search results to only show free elements.

Here’s how:

  1. Open Canva and create a new design or open an existing one.

  2. Click on the “Elements” tab in the left-hand side panel.

  3. In the search bar located at the top of the panel, type in a keyword related to the type of element you’re looking for.

  4. Press enter to see the search results.

  5. To filter the search results to show only free elements, click on the “Filters” button located above the search results.

  6. In the “Filters” dropdown menu, select “Free.”

  7. Canva will now only show you free elements that match your search query.

Keep in mind that while many elements on Canva are free, some may require a paid subscription to access. You can see whether an element is free or paid by looking for the “Free” or “Pro” label next to it.

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Nabanita Das

Canva allows you to establish and maintain a consistent brand identity by creating a “Brand Kit.” This kit includes your brand’s colors, fonts, and logo, which you can apply to various design elements, including background graphics

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