I thought I would share two fabulous color palette generators I have been using to help create a color scheme for my layouts.
I recently came across a new color palette generator from Adobe called Kuler (pronounced color) https://kuler.adobe.com.
It is a free site where you can upload your photo and it will create a color palette for you. The features are fantastic for a free site and I highly recommend it. Once you save your color palette, you can then download it directly to Photoshop as an ASE file or write down the RGB or Hex codes for the colors and enter them into your software's palette.
The other, which is more simple, is http://www.pictaculous.com. It will also link you to Kuler or COLOURlovers.
For Kuler, all you need to do is sign up for a free account. Then click on Create>from an image>upload (which will be from your desktop file). Once the image uploads and the palette is created you can then save it with a name and decide if you want your palette private or public. After it is saved you then have the option to view the color information and edit the colors by clicking on the "slider" tab located to the right of the palette.
I find it very helpful in coordinating the colors of my papers and elements before starting any layout. Hope you all like it too