The first thing I do is always to think and create an outline. The outline doesn't have to be the final outcome, just a rough draft so you now what you want.
My outline looks like this:
---Unknown (will think of later)
----Welcome message with blog below that
----Contact formula not showing my e-mail address (due to security reasons)
--Style of Website
----Dark background with light text (cool)
-----black background with almost white text
----Very Light background with dark text (clean)
-----Blue tones and white and maybe mix in some purple
those colors just randomly came to my mind because i think they fit nicely together:
dark theme (cool): lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
light theme (clean): lllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll
Color picking can be a very big deal but for my purpose I don't need to know what every color represents and stuff like that's since it will be a rather small website at the beginning. When the hit-count picked up some speed I might post about picking correct colors for correct occasions but that's going to take some (long) while unfortunately.
Well, the outline is finished and now I have to think about how I will accomplish my goals...