When you define colors for templates, it's extremely important to keep it simple. Start with either a light or dark skin and then define one or two special colors that work well for your particular customer and their website. Small clients typically don't have a defined visual identity elements such as a color pallete, in which case it's probably best to take a color from their logo or ask them for a color preference. The color should integrate nicely with the website in the form of headlines, active menu placement, header background images, etc. Below you'll find some examples of how using just a simple color or two can make a big difference in the design of the website. Always remember that less is more when it comes to using color.