Adding Background Color to Pattern Options
When creating seamless pattern it would be very helpful to have the ability to select a background color in the Pattern Options palette. Especially for hex shape, if I create a separate background shape the overlapping doesn't always work especially for Hex. I use the Appearance palette as a workaround or manually add a background color/shape. Please see screenshot for reference. Thank you!
It's fairly easy to repeat the color even in hex and the pattern maker in general. Only a small corner of a rectangle needs to be overlapping based on your overlap settings. It also tends to provide an easy guide for sizing your shape to make sure that the shapes overlap to ensure that your pattern is filled with a background color. Appearance panel is a good solve as well. An easy background fill option would be sweet thought.