I’m not a designer so I need all the help I can get when the occasion arises. I found adobe kuler from a designer friend years ago (check out his site one of the best this guy http://savourdesign.co.uk/). When I saw it was adobe I thought ‘this is going to cost a fortune’ but it is wrong it FREE!!!
The tool matches colours that go together from complementary colours to shades. When designing anything I go straight to the colours first and work around them, so this tool speeds everything up.
It’s user friendly interface is great and you can get the HEX codes which is always a plus point in my book.
You can also look at other colour pallets that users have created.
Anyway this is just one of the little tools that I think all developers and designer should have it there back pocket.