Backing up for a decade or so…
Honestly, I don’t remember ever using any color-picker tools, or at least not something I could e-mail my clients with, but also many of them did not even use an e-mail.
To simplify the process I’ve created the very basic set of colors, with color names on it and had this printed in our local print store.
medium sea green
I didn’t have a laptop at the time and my portfolio was in form of a paper.
Merely to let your imagination run riot, to dream unrelated dreams, to indulge in graphic acrobatics and verbal gymnastics in NOT being creative. The creative person had harnessed his imagination. He has disciplined it so that every thought, every idea, every word he puts down, every line he draws, every light and shadow in every photograph he takes, makes more vivid, more believable, more persuasive the original theme or product advantage he has decided he must convey.