You can change the background color of the entire table, each row, or each cell. To change the background color of the table, add the bgcolor=" " command, just like in the body tag:
Now the whole table has a red background:
To change the color of each cell, add the bgcolor command to each
Now we have two different colored cells:
And finally, to change the color of a table row, add the bgcolor command to the
And now the rows are different colors:
Pretty neat stuff, isn't it? You can design calendars, price lists, or whatever comes to mind using tables.
CSS is used in HTML5 for such customizations.