There is no background in the decal, the background is whatever surface you place the decal on! In the picture, the vinyl decal is the white (paper background) would be whatever surface you apply it to! Decal is only one (1) color!!!! Every decal sticker is removable and leaves no residue. The lifetime of the vinyl is 6+ years. All our decals are machine cut from single colored pieces of Oracal 651 Series vinyl. They are not printed on transparent vinyl and have no transparent border. Every decal order comes with a set of application instructions or checks out the HOW TO APPLY tab on any product page.