I would like different panes to appear in different background colors in my tmux session. Is this possible?
Unfortunately there is no obvious way to do it. I did a bit of research on the matter and what I ended up doing was changing the BASH prompt color instead of the background color. In my case it works well and helps me identify the different panes at a glance. Here are the two most helpful pages that I found on the subject:
I hope this helps you on your quest for knowledge :-)