Why Be Boring?
The default background in Google Docs is white. But why not be more colorful! See this activity in a Google Doc where I changed the background to brown.
Use the File menu in your Google Doc to choose “Page Setup.”
Depending on what you are making, there is a chance you have no intention of printing. So why not break loose of the 8.5 by 11? Feel free to click on “Paper size,” “Page color,” and Margins and set them however you feel!
Now that you have a colorful background and skinnier margins, try inserting a table. Right click on the table and choose “Table properties.” Reset the border thickness and color.
Use the paint can in the toolbar to fill in the cells of your table.