Those who have updated to blogger beta, check out the "customized look" section. I've been playing with mine, can you tell? On the homepage I just clicked on "Customize your look" and then had fun with different colors from there.
I wish I could use fonts I have stored on my computer- their choices are very limited.
It allows for a few more choices than the old templates- and it was kind of fun. Definitely much easier than before!