Suggested re-ordering and additions
Yeah, I don't like the darkness, either. Atm it doesn't fit with the "energy level" of the colours already in use. I was mostly just experimenting with Inkscape as a method of choosing which colours to pair together. When it's time to adjust the template for the approved policy, I'll choose new ones.
Also, do you think there's a reason the templates would be too complicated?
I'm not very experienced with this kind of process in a wiki, so I don't have a sense of what's too complicated. I use and help teens implement google forms for collecting opinions and votes from a small group. We use it quite successfully. I guess the key is that the user interface is simple.