Colors do not exist in a vacuum. They are affected by many things, including the size, shape, and texture of the colored item and its relation to other colored items. When one refers to colors, this includes the hue the saturation, the value, and the relationships of the colors. ColorMatch.dk and http://www.kohaistyle.com/scripts/quickcolor/ will make 6 color palettes to match a color you select.

There several classic color combinations or schemes:

Monochromatic is a combination of roughly one hue, with each color is varied by saturation and/or value and/or texture etc. EG:
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Analogous is a combination of analogous colors. EG:
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Complement is a combination of complementary colors. EG:
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Double Complement is a combination of two analogous colors and their corresponding complementary colors. EG:
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Split Complement is a combination of a color and two nearly analogous color that are roughly complementary to the first color.  EG:
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Double Split Complement is a combination of two nearly analogous colors and their corresponding complementary colors. EG:
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Triad is a combination of three colors equidistant on the color wheel. EG:
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Tetrad is a combination of four colors equidistant on the color wheel. EG:
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Polychromatic is a combination of many spots distributed around the color wheel. EG:
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Neutral is a combination of colors with low saturation (eg taupe and khaki) or extreme value (eg black, white, gray, brown, and beige). EG:
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