The Pane module allows the display of up to three different widget areas on a page. The panes can be configured using the file
pane-options.php or using their own tab in Easy Theme Options.
The options are straight forward. For each of the three panes currently allowed by the theme you can specify the title displayed in its header and the background colour of the header. The panes are purely widget areas so the title is only used if the widget hasn't already set one.
The options to control which of the three panes appear on your site index page are found in the Main Index options.