How can we post process and get good color tones?
This is a very simple question with a very broad response! I would say the best thing to do is to start with the camera: make sure you are getting a good exposure and good quality data every time you shoot. Also, be sure to shoot raw. This will give you the best starting point when it comes to post processing. The next step is to always make your post processing subtle. The more you work an image the more the image quality will degrade. So make simple adjustments, try to preserve existing tonal relationships (for example don’t make your shadows brighter than your midtones in post), and don’t add too many adjustments to your photos. This should help them look good without feeling overprocessed.