This is a resource page to look at various page background colors. It includes all colors in the 216 web-safe color palette, sorted by hue. It only uses HTML for the colors; no gifs. Easy to customize for your site.
For a better layout of the color table, see the Visibone Webmaster's Color Lab and the associated article, Back to the Color Drawing Board, also Color Selection Links. Eric Meyer's Color Blender is also very useful.