Using table styles can help build good looking tables.
Tables should only be used for tabular data. Using tables for formatting makes our site non-responsive, and isn't compatible with mobile.
There are a number of table formatting options that will automatically color the whole table.
To add formatting, put your cursor in the table you want to style.
From the table button in the editor toolbar, choose Table properties.
In the Table properties box, choose a style from the Style Format dropdown.
Use heading styles to highlight headings in your table.
Place your cursor in the row you would like to highlight.
Select the table button in the editor toolbar and choose Row > Table row properties.
In the Row type dropdown, choose the Header to highlight the row or column.
Highlight all the cells in the column you would like to format.
Select the table button in the editor toolbar and choose Cell > Table Cell Properties.
In the Table cell properties box, choose Header from the Cell Type dropdown.
Specify background colors to highlight certain cells or rows.
Highlight the cells you would like to color.
Select the table button in the editor toolbar and choose Cell > Table cell properties.
On the Advanced tab of the Table cell properties, choose a color from the Background color drop down.