Background Colour in Pages 5.0.1

Knowing how Apple likes to have everything sent electronically, and not printed, I am surprised that I can't change the background page colour of documents.
I can change the background of a word, sentence and paragraph. I can even select all the text on a page and change the background colour of that.
But there is still a white border all around this document, where the margins, headers and footers are.
It looks really NAFF.
Anyone got any ideas please.

Make a page size rectangle, color it and send it to the back or make it a master object.

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