Yes Simon, there is an answer. Probably the easiest method is with BB Code. I hope this will work in a CC Forum, because it works in the main forum but it doesn't work in a blog post and I can't test it in a CC Forum because I ain't in a CC.
BB Code is a bit difficult to grasp for some because they think that everything that goes into the message editor will appear on the page when they post their message, but with BB Code this is not the case, the actual 'code' disappears when the message is posted.
This also poses a problem for me because how the hell am I supposed to get the code to show, when it disappears when I post my message! Well, I have to add invisible characters into the code that you can't see, but the browser can, so that the browser doesn't parse the code, but also so that you know what you have to type.
This causes another problem. If someone thinks 'Oh, I can't be bothered to type all that, I'll just copy and paste it', the copied and pasted code won't work, because not only have they copied the code, they've copied the invisible characters as well, which stops it from working. So don't copy and paste what I'm showing you, type it in manually.
To change any text color, just put your text between the BB Code in the square brackets. DO NOT type this into the HTML source editor. It is typed into the message editor with the rest of your message.
[color=red]Your text goes in here[/color]
Your text goes in here
[size=20px][color=blue]You can make it bigger and coloured like this[/color][/size]
You can make it bigger and coloured like this
The first sentence in each example above that shows the BB Code, has the invisible characters in it to make the code show up, so don't copy it. The second sentence in each example does not have the invisible characters in it, so the BB Code is parsed and the text becomes modified.
I hope that all makes sense. There is another post of mine HERE that shows a little more BB Code, and there is a list of colour names HERE that can be used for colouring your text. Hex codes also work for even more colour options.
Phew! ; )