Photoshop? Can only pick gray colors

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When I open a new document and wish to add colour to it, it will only allow me to use grey or white. I have managed to use the paint tool before but i keep having this problem. How can I get the colours back?
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If you are targeting a layer mask, then you can only pick gray values.
Make sure you are targeting the composite channels in the layer.

Also, check the mode of your document -- grayscale documents also can only pick values of gray.