I'm redesigning my website and sadly I'm not as good at matching colors as I am at developing. The problem I'm having is the swatch pallettes are only a few colors when I'm need of more matching colors in a pallette. Is there a way I can get more? I can't see how to do it since there are only 5 spots where they're generated. But I'm hoping that someone has a workaround that might be well known among this circle, but not so for us non visual designer folks.
Secondly, I'm the type that will wear vertical striped shorts with a horizontal striped shirt and find nothing wrong with it (luckily my wife is around to correct me). My second question, is there a right or wrong way to use a specific color scheme? What I mean is, when using the 5 colors is there a rule that you should keep certain ones next to each other and and not say for example put swatch #1 next to swatch #4? As an example so you know what I mean, let's say I have a 2 column website and I want each column to be a different color using a scheme. Is it bad to use swatch #1 for one column and swatch #4 for the other column?
As you see I'm in big trouble when it comes to colors and your advice would be appreciated.
Unfortunately, the color themes are limited to 5 colors only. Using other software, such as Dreamweaver or Illustrator, you can add more colors. Illustrator actually has a lot of robust color options. Check out this documentation for more details.
As for your second question, there are no rules, really. Though, given your color challenges, I'd suggest you try to keep the colors together. Often times, the subtle color interactions between neighboring colors are what make certain themes really pop. Of course, you can always expriement and ask your peers to provide feedback.