thanks for your reply.
So, in this case, what are my options for styling a bunch of tables in a long document in my own corporate color scheme?
The only way I have found so far is to set the style of each cell or row explicitly, but the way I understand it that would duplicate styling information and overly bloat the document.
In other words: It is possible to add my own paragraph style to the document and apply the same style to multiple paragraphs just by referencing the name. Isn't there something similar available for tables?