I've been looking at colors and whatnot quite a lot lately... some things that speak to me:
Fluidity of line
I tried making some palettes on one of the color programs, and it went well enough, I suppose, but the flat colors feel so - flat. When I see a flower petal or a piece of cloth, I'm attracted to the depth of color, not just the color itself. This is probably why I like certain types of cloth (and certain weaves) and why I'm totally uninspired by others. (It's also why I don't like kitch, as a rule).
Water and trees and movement... these inspire me.
Now to take that inspiration and move it into cloth.