Part of the design process is deciding what colors you are going to use. You are not just choosing the color of the background, but also the links, headers, footers, sidebars and text. You want a site that will be legible, professional and eye-catching. As with most aspects of the design process, you should take a look at the color schemes for other sites, both for inspiration and also to see what works or doesn’t work for you.
There are several methods for combining colors.