What I have been keeping tab of in my head (maybe I should make a list), is take note of what website aspects really stand out to me and I like.
For instance, the layout of how the information is organized, or how the colors match. Today on my livestream I played with an RGB wheel for like 20 minutes trying to find out the right color scheme. I should have just went back to other websites to get a better idea.
With that said, never COPY directly a website, but surely colors aren't patent-able!
Take what I say with a grain of salt. I can't cut paper in a straight line, draw a circle with a compass, or a line with a straight-edge. I failed Art class throughout all of middle school, but here I am trying to learn web development along with you!