Having trouble with simple template change

I apologize in advance for the question…

I’m using Hugo version v0.53 and the Hermit template from https://themes.gohugo.io/hermit/.

I just want to change the grey background to black.

I tried adding $black: #000000; to themes/hermit/assets/scss/style/_predefined.scss and then changing all instances of $dark-grey to $black to no avail.

Can someone help me with just changing the background color?

Since this theme uses Hugo Pipes, the Extended version of Hugo is required if you wish to make SCSS changes.

Thank you for the pointer.

Would the method I tried work if is just get the extended version?

I checked and it looks like i am using the extended version.

[user@host _default]$ hugo version
Hugo Static Site Generator v0.53-8FC339DC2529FF77E494A1C12CD1FF9FBCB880A4/extended linux/amd64 BuildDate: 2018-12-24T08:38:38Z

Good deal. So now just change the background of the html element here:

Thank you, kind stranger.

I wish you peace, love, and clean code.

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