This is a great exploration because you considered values as well! Bravo! Did you make friends with any of those purples and oranges in the 2nd exploration?
I think instead of making friends with the actual "hues', I started to be curious about using more 'saturated' colors. When I see the intensity of 2nd palette it conveys a completely different feeling. I think I need to explore that more on multiple levels within a palette: as an accent? As a value within analogous color scheme? or overall like the palette from the exploration? It was a good exercise.