How to change Mac’s terminal background color 

You need to select which profile you want to be your default in the preferences for the Terminal application. Here is a way you do that:

  1. Open the Terminal.app
  2. Select “Terminal” Menu then “Preferences…”
  3. Select the “Profiles” Tab
  4. Click and highlight a theme listed under Profiles.
  5. Press the “Default” button near the bottom of the window.
  6. Open a new Terminal window, it should now have the theme that you selected as the new default.

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Close terminal, and then re open it, woala !!

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