Facing unpleasant reality

The next thing I'd like to do is make the site look a little nicer, with colors, and so on. Fact is, I don't know how. I can go in and tweak hex values, but that doesn't get me anywhere I want to get.

I think I might be able to get a nice color set by fooling around in Procreate, messing with paints, till I get something I'm OK with. Then checking the colors and bringing them over here.