How to choose colors for a website layout?

Given that I’m new to graphic design and I’m trying to design the homepage of my website, I can’t really understand the reason why I can’t make the homepage color “shine”.

I’m sorry for the advertising but I’ll give a list of websites that I believe have a “shining” color so you can help me in my way to do that:

http://postmarkapp.com/

http://www.taskrabbit.com/

http://rypple.com/

Those 3 sites have a background that “shines”. I can’t accomplish that.. everything seems light and blurry when I do it. I’ve tried to look for books, guides.. anything that can help me out!

Thanks!

Answer

You need to start studying Color Theory. It’s a very large subject, but you cant start on this great article.

http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/articles/design-theory/an-introduction-to-color-theory-for-web-designers/

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