So I spent a few minutes making this swf tool to help create basic color palettes fast:
In order to use it you have to slide the obnoxiously tiny, almost entirely transparent arrow you’ll find at the bottom of the bar to the right of the circle. Rotate the teardrop until it “points” to the main color you plan to use; all the colors inside the drop will be more or less fair game for you to use in the same image.
**You’ll have to print screen or something if you want to save your palette.
Keep in mind that there’s no science whatsoever here, and there will probably still be colors you’ll find inside the teardrop that won’t look so great together. User discretion is advised.