There are many great places to find color inspiration (other than Pattern Method!). If you are interested in learning more about color palettes and need a few more resources on the web, I thought I'd share some with you.
Probably the easiest way to explore color palettes is on Pinterest. Search "color palettes" and you are bound to find some great ways to combine and share color. You could search by a particular key word, color, or mood... and Poof! some great places to start.
If you are interested in seeing and gathering inspiration from established color palettes layed out for you, there is a beautiful site called Design-Seeds. She creates beautiful color palettes based on photography and there is much to see and love here. You can get quite lost in all the awesome color. Check out her board on Pinterest.
If you are looking for something that allows you to create your own palettes, there are a few other resources I have used and really like. If you want to try creating your own palettes, I would try looking at Colourlovers and Adobe Color.
Colourlovers has a lot of great resources. You can browse for palettes in the community, read blogs about color trends, and create your own colors and palettes from scratch or from a photo. Another fun thing you can do is create simple patterns using their Seamless Lite function (which us Pattern-Lovers love). Pattern-Method has a group that you could join if you find your way on there and want to share your colors, palettes, and patterns with the whole group! Follow Colourlovers on Pinterest, as well.
Adobe Color is another great palette-building tool. Adobe is a company that provides high quality digital software for design professionals. The best feature of Adobe Color is its capability of accessing your palettes across all devices and software within Adobe. If you are a designer or artist that uses the Adobe Creative Suite, or any mobile tools, this is a great way to build inspiration and efficiency into your creative process. But even if you aren't, don't let that stop you. You can learn so much from playing with the color wheel inside this amazing resource.
These are just a few places to explore and dig around in. Do me a favor and get your hands dirty! Try making some color palettes, and don't worry about getting them perfect. Every exploration is a learning experience, and before long you'll be creating some wicked color palettes to share with us here at Pattern-Method. Have fun!