One of the reasons I like color toning actions is because it gives me a starting point in what direction to go. Since I don’t have a precise idea of what I like, it’s a fast and great way to get suggestions on what options are possible! I find my own personal strength to be skin retouching, but the idea of color eludes me unless I have outside references. Here is how I utilize actions as references.
An over the shoulder look as Bella Kotak demonstrates using the Vermilion Photoshop Action to colour tone an image.