Conditional Formatting without creating new "status columns"

This request is for creating forms that would allow for conditional formatting that does not result in a multitude of columns. At this time the inability to create conditional formatting without having to use a formula to ensure that boards are clean and easy to use, results in your users needing to integrate 3rd party applications like Jotform in order to capture relevant information in an actually useful way.

It would be a great help to users and a boon for if there was a way to set conditional questions that could go to the same (or different) columns as organizations see fit.