i'm not sure what you're trying to show with that screenshot, but the swatches panel is moveable and dockable. in addition, after moving and closing, it retains a memory of where it was moved and will open in that location the next time it's opened.
The blank area that you see below the default color palette is for displaying your custom color palettes and Kuler themes. This was a new addition in Flash Pro CC 13.1 update to allow easy management of your color palettes with quick access to your frequently used colors or themes. The primitive color panel (Default Swatches) continues to work as before and has not been changed.
You can refer these Help docs for more info on these:
I'm trying to show that the color panel on CC2014 is a full three inches above the CS6 one. Since it's not in the same place it slows down my workflow because it's been exactly the same since oh I don't know. 2000?
And I beg to differ it HAS changed because it first off does not have the same placement in the docked Tool bar, I'm NOT referring to the Swatches palette or the Color palette and could care less about the features added. I'm SPECIFICALLY referring to the offsetted placement of the palette that is DOCKED to the toolbar.
the first pic is from CS6 and you can CLEARLY see there is no extra space for the palette. it's just the palette itself.
The second pic is from CC 2104 and you can clearly see there is a LARGE space below the swatches which offsets it and makes it not in the same place it's been since well really the beginning of FLASH.
It's not in the same position as before and it makes Flash CC 2014 harder for me to use. Is there a way to fix it? I can appreciate a need to add features so people buy new versions and I can appreciate that someone might need to use specific palettes but some of us like the way Flash was and counted on where things were to work quickly.