How to create a gradient background AppBar in Flutter

Updated: March 31, 2023 By: A Goodman One comment

Gradients help you display smooth transitions between two or more colors. The example below will show you how to create an app bar with a gradient background in Flutter. We will get the job done without using any third-party packages.



The code:

// main.dart
import 'package:flutter/material.dart';

void main() {
  runApp(const MyApp());

class MyApp extends StatelessWidget {
  const MyApp({Key? key}) : super(key: key);
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return const MaterialApp(
        // Remove the debug banner
        debugShowCheckedModeBanner: false,
        title: '',
        home: HomePage());

class HomePage extends StatelessWidget {
  const HomePage({Key? key}) : super(key: key);
  Widget build(BuildContext context) {
    return Scaffold(
      // implement the app bar
      appBar: AppBar(
        title: const Text(''),
        flexibleSpace: Container(
          decoration: const BoxDecoration(
            gradient: LinearGradient(
                begin: Alignment.centerLeft,
                end: Alignment.centerRight,
                colors: [,, Colors.indigo]),

Our AppBar has both a gradient background color and the functionalities of a standard material AppBar. You can modify the code to make it suit your needs.

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2 years ago

Loved it, simple and to the point!

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