I think this is true. And when one uses the color scheme of a painting that you like and that worked for you and apply it to a different photo reference, it can be a challenging and rewarding exercise, I find.
Here following are three paintings I´ve done. The first and second were painted on location. The third painting was inspired by the first paintings scenery and the second paintings color scheme. Painted in the studio.
In this exercise you could use any scenery or photo reference and apply the colors of an existing painting. The colors, the values are already there ...
By the way this is not my own idea, but found in one of my favorite art books by Kevin Macpherson "landscape painting Inside & Out".