Now when I look at the color picker I can set the cell fill color to whatever I want just by clicking on the box under "Cell Background" -- "Color Fill"
I also have more options than just "Color Fill". I can use a gradient or an image or tiled image. While not that advanced, these options are better addressed in a future post. But the point is that you can creatively design your spreadsheet so that the presentation of dry, sterile information can have some snap and pazzazz!