A modified React Native 'View' component that animates it's 'backgroundColor' when 'color' prop changes.

Usage no npm install needed!

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React Native Animated Background Color View

A modified React Native View component that animates it's backgroundColor when color prop changes. Works on iOS & Android.




npm install react-native-animated-background-color-view --save


Import AnimatedBackgroundColorView component

import { AnimatedBackgroundColorView } from 'react-native-animated-background-color-view';

Use as follows:

<AnimatedBackgroundColorView color='#00aced' />

Each time the color prop value changes the backgroundColor will use the React Native timing animation to animate from the previous value to the current value.

Animate On Component Mount

You can also specifiy an initial color for the background color to animate from when the component mounts:


On mount the component backgroundColor will be blue and then animate to #00aced.

Using the children Prop

The AnimatedBackgroundColorView component works just like the standard React Native View component. AnimatedBackgroundColorView is designed to be nested inside other View components or other AnimatedBackgroundColorView components and can have 0 to many children of any type.

class AnimatedBackgroundColorViewWithText extends Component {
  render() {
    return (
        style={{ flex: 1 }}
        <Text>Hello, world!</Text>


You can configure AnimatedBackgroundColorView by passing the following props:

| prop | type/valid values | default | description | | - | - | - | - | | color | string | '#00aced' | the color value to which the component backgroundColor will animate | | delay | number | 0 | the length in milliseconds the component will wait before animating to the next color | | duration | number | 2400 | the length in milliseconds the timing animation will last | | easing | React Native Easing function | Easing.out(Easing.exp) | the easing function to define animation curve | | initialColor | string | null | the color value from which the component backgroundColor will animate on mount | | style | React Native | null | additional styles applied to the component |

Built With

  • React Native - A framework for building native apps using React


I use SemVer for versioning. For the versions available, see the tags on this repository.


See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.


Please submit a pull request with any features/fixes for the project. I apologize in advance for the slow action on pull requests and issues. Please follow the ESLint rules for the project.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the MIT Open Source Initiative for details.


Hat tip to anyone who's code was used! 🤠