Two of the free programmes that we are exploring in Stiched In Color's class, Color Intensive, are the Palette Builder by Play Crafts and Kuler (also available in an app) by Adobe. I've been having great fun with them, getting carried away to be honest!
You can move the selections around and set it to match your picks to Kona colours and add in some more up to 10 selections. I absolutely love this program!
The Adobe Kuler website allows you to play with the colour wheel and use colour schemes to build a palette, like complimentary (opposites on the colour wheel e.g. green+red) or analogous (next to each other on the colour wheel)
In addition you can pick odd combinations like compound or do your thing in a custom setting.
If you want to adjust a colour you can click on it to highlight it and use the sliders to change the hue and the saturation. It's great fun! You can save your palette and share it with others and explore what others have done. There is also an option to add a photo similar to PlayCrafts and pull colours out so I did it again with my mosaic above.
The programme can automatically pull colours from your image and you can play around with them in edit mode.
Colour choice is a very personal thing. You may have noticed I've been using lots of blue lately! I've tried hard above to try and use other colours and I had tons of fun! Next time you are looking for colour inspiration why not try the Palette Builder or the Kuler website, or both?
And I just couldn't resist leaving you with this! Not sure I'll ever make anything with this many browns but I really like that Windsor Blue. There's no hope for me!