I paint in photoshop all the time and have always looked for a key command that would easily open the color pallete so I could select a new color. Is there one? Am I a fool to wish for such things? Or has there always been one and it been obvious? Please tell me.
Try f6 - f6 opens the color window pallet. I know this isn't as good as the picker but I don't think there is one for the picker. I looked through the keyboard shortcuts under the edit menu or ctrl+alt+shift+k and didn't see the color picker in there. Hopefully adobe ads this feature as it would be very helpful.