Most people who try to share their ideas end up blocked by people not really buying in. It's extremely frustrating as feedback is often vague and biased.
|Just adding colour isn't always enough, a bit of good taste helps too...|
Put colour in your ideas! Take a little extra time to create a beautiful design before you show your ideas. If you have a priority call to make between a sound plan and a good design, choose the latter as once you've marked the reviewer's eye you'll have more chances to start a discussion that will eventually go to the sound plan.
Worse that could happen is that you have a great idea that nobody wants to see as it's, well, still a bit rough. Easy solutions exist for websites, go and have a look at gradient animator for instance.