I've often complained of how awful I am at backgrounds, which is the reason I'm so hesitant to move forward with them. Its been a couple weeks since I started stewing this one, and I got a comment that I might benefit from a monochromatic palette. They even sent me an image they mocked up, which I found helpful. I tried to incorporate the suggestion while still keeping the tropical flavor of this scene, and I'm happy to say I hate this background much less than I did before. At least the colors aren't in battle with each other anymore, and that's something. Thank you for the help, sir!