I follow a number of other people's blogs. One of them is a technology-related blog called Digital Inspiration. In one of the author's latest postings, he discusses color...specifically picking colors based on hue, saturation, and luminosity. I think of this as hardcore color picking. However, I'm color challenged and perhaps you aren't. So to widen your world just a bit, click the link below to find out more about color picking.
If you want to see my original post, click this link Frame Up Part Three...Adding Color. The post includes instructions on how you can get to the color dialog in Word. If your Hue, Sat, and Lum (HSL) fields are not displaying, display the Custom tab, click the Color model drop-down arrow, and select HSL option. The fields update so that you can use the fields.