Early discussion for a new candidate
This is a collection of colours I have been long fond of for an education based site. Using Dutchboy's meaning of colours, the primary colour, yellow or gold, is at the same time cheerful and optomistic as it is an intelligent and wise colour. The secondary colours, slate green and plum, along with the muting of the three, help to bring a sense of serenity, calm, and confidence. And then my favourite colour, the red accent, would slash through the site, evoking just that edge of excitement and daring.
I think this selection of colours not only exude what WE is about, but also helps to put readers and members into a state of mind that is optimal for the purpose of the site.
This colour scheme applies to my logo idea because I see the logo drawing in the green as the colour of the slate, the yellow as a base for the wood. The globe could be a line drawing in a mix of the colours, and the motto could be written in the purple.
I also like these colours and the reasons you associate with each colour. This also maps pretty well with Nadia's suggestion for the Olympic colours on the basis of representing at least one colour of the national flag of each country. So we're missing blue and black if we go with the Olympic colour suggestion.