For a design assignment, I'm looking for a color that goes nicely with #a31366. The problem is that it's a kind of purple/pink that I've never worked with, so I am bummed out at finding what the best color is.

The color

I know of Adobe Kuler, but the suggestions it comes up with based on #a31366 are not really what I'm looking for; they seem too childish.

Adobe Kuler suggestion

What are the tools you use to create a nice color palette? Do you just look at the color swatch in (for example) Photoshop and choose a few that probably fit together? Do you use any tools (like Adobe Kuler)?

  • Hi Rvervuurt, unfortunately I think all answers to this question would be entirely opinion-based and therefore off-topic. – Scott Sep 26 '14 at 8:45
  • That could be so, but I'll take any answer in consideration. I get why this might be the wrong place to ask it though, because I can't mark anything as the "correct" answer. – Rvervuurt Sep 26 '14 at 8:51
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    Exactly, there would never be a "correct" answer so it's off-topic. – Scott Sep 26 '14 at 8:51
  • Maybe the question/answers could be more about the method for creating good color palettes instead? That might make it a bit less opinion based. Maybe more towards: How to get different color options that go well with the other colors... – Joonas Sep 26 '14 at 8:59
  • Yes, I'll adapt my question @Joonas – Rvervuurt Sep 26 '14 at 8:59