Concentrate on the basics. If you are just starting to color, keep things simple. Forget shading, burnishing, details and texture _ start off by block coloring and concentrating on keeping between the lines. Block coloring is simply the practice of taking your colored pencil and filling an area completely and evenly with that color. Get to know your pencil, feel the weight of it and practice control. Simply filling those spaces with color whilst trying not to go beyond the lines will help you master control and prime you for learning more advanced techniques.
Then you can also create a texture effect. Just cover the drawing with a light stroke first then follow with rough, think strokes to serve as details . texture. This can also be applied when you're using colored pencils. And you can also create a light, smooth look with crayons. Just color your drawing with very rough and thick strokes (this might make the drawing look messy at first) then rub off the excess color with cotton or scratch paper.