If you want to "click a color," try double-clicking one of the color proxy boxes for fill or stroke color in the Swatches panel or Tool Box which should open the Color Picker. Play around to get something you like, make sure you have your cursor in one of the RGB fields, and click the Add RGB Swatch button.
Thank you for your prompt reply. I did what you recommended, created about 30 colors I liked, thought I saved them to my swatch library, but alas they are gone. Glad I didn’t do more (my non-trusting nature when it comes to software). Thanks for your contribution. Creative Cloud may kill me yet, but I’m trying. I’ve been with ID and AI since day one, but I think that may be an obstacle. Why doesn’t Adobe just sell this and put us out of our misery?
If you do it with no files open they will become default swatches for all new files (until you replace your preferences), but I would highly recommend you select any swatches you'd like to save and export them to and Adobe Swatch Exchange (.ase) file that you can store in a safe place and load into any Adobe program. Select the swatches, then from the Swatches panel flyout menu choose Save Swatches...