This book will get you in the ballpark in terms of matching and painting patches of color, but beware, the reprint offered here is very low quality. Hopefully it has led to the original publication going down in price.
I don't know if I can say this in a way that will persuade someone on the other side of the divide on this issue, but the real answer to your question is mostly not going to be about method
, it's going to be about taste
, understanding and (your esthetic) values. Means are really not that big a deal, although admittedly they can take experimentation and research to find, but means is literally nothing without taste and understanding.
The best way to get where you want to go is to define what you like about other artist's work, and only then search for means (techniques) which work for you
to achieve those ends. Your developed taste will drive and guide you to find the means.
That said, Mark Carder has put a lot of thought into matching color, you can find his teachings at his site www.drawmixpaint.com