Wordpress is really cool but if you suck in programming you have to stick to the color, templates and things the provide...
Is there some wordpress bible to customize a site further than font color and banner?
And of course, the Wordpress forum. The people over there are pretty helpful. Wordpress contains a lot of code. If you want anything approaching a Wordpress authority, you are going to have your best luck finding it on the Wordpress forum.
just use google. most of the colours and stuf are in the appearence--editor. so you can just copy the code, past in something like notepad += and the search for the colour.. just try. it's not that hard.
WP Beginner, Smashing WordPress and WP Candy are good sites to spend some time on as well. Chris Coyier and Jeff Starr's book "Digging into WordPress" is highly recommended also, although I haven't read it. The Codex is the bible, but I know it can be confusing at first. It will eventually become an indispensable resource, however.