It's not exactly a newfound revelation that using colour well is difficult, perhaps even more so in generative works. I've been playing around with alternative colour spaces in the hope, perhaps rather naively, of being able to find operations that consistently generate great combinations from a base randomly selected colour. It hasn't been going particularly well! Today's colours were the outcome of manual trial and error.
Whilst a little bit of randomness for small colour variations can add texture and depth and the exact location of each colour can be left to the whims of the algorithm, I think I'm ready to accept that selecting the colour palette of a piece is something I'll need to do the old fashion way and continue working at.