Let me begin this question by saying outright that I don't consider myself a designer! I'm a developer and my strengths do not lie in design but I am in a situation at the moment where I need to design a site and I have a number of different possible color schemes that I'd like to try out.
I've tried this before but ran into a number of problems - namely which color to put where!
So for example I've picked out this scheme as one of my possible color schemes but how do I know which color should go where? For someone who is seasoned in doing so it may be obvious but is there a formula or method that can be followed in implementing a color scheme?
EDIT: Also, once I've chosen my color scheme which usually seems to consist of 5 colors - can I, or am I expected to, implement different shades of those colors if required? Or does this decrease the integrity of the scheme?
It's issues like this that leave me confused about color scheme implementation.