A Serious Discussion - Embroidery Color Palette (With Thread Codes)

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Color palette for your embroidery with the following thread colors: Very Dark Desert Sand, Dark Desert Sand, Medium Shell Gray, White Tin, Forest Green, Dark Forest Green

Embroidery Thread & Conversion Chart

Use the embroidery color chart below to convert this palette between three types of thread.

To give you the most accurate representation of every shade, the thread images used on this page are sourced from the official websites of their respective floss manufacturers.

For more information about their threads and available colors, please visit their website at DMC or Anchor Crafts

Please note that a perfect conversion is not always possible due to the limited colors provided by manufacturers. You can see my suggestions below for the closest representation of the palette across different brands, but feel free to adapt these shades to suit your project.


Hex, RGB and CMYK Color Details

Use the chart below to copy color codes for your specific needs.

If your design project is ultimately going to be displayed on a digital screen, use the HEX or RGB values from the chart below. This applies for a wide variety of modern devices such as smartphones, tablets, computers or even TVs.

Use the CMYK color codes for your design if that will be physically printed on paper. The CMYK color mode will give you more accurate results, as most commercial printers are configured to use these values for the printing process.

HEX#8a5a4a
RGB138,90,74
CMYK 0,35,46,46
HEX#ad8272
RGB173,130,114
CMYK 0,25,34,32
HEX#b1a19d
RGB177,161,157
CMYK 0,9,11,31
HEX#d1d0cd
RGB209,208,205
CMYK 0,0,2,18
HEX#7f8f50
RGB127,143,80
CMYK 11,0,44,44
HEX#485c2c
RGB72,92,44
CMYK 22,0,52,64

DMC 6 Strand Floss

Very Dark Desert Sand

Very Dark Desert Sand: 3772

3772

Dark Desert Sand

Dark Desert Sand: 407

407

Medium Shell Gray

Medium Shell Gray: 452

452

White Tin

White Tin: 01

01

Forest Green

Forest Green: 989

989

Dark Forest Green

Dark Forest Green: 987

987

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DMC Tapestry Wool

Very Dark Desert Sand: 7432

7432

Dark Desert Sand: 7465

7465

Medium Shell Gray: 7509

7509

White Tin: 7282

7282

Forest Green: 7048

7048

Dark Forest Green: 7045

7045

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Anchor Stranded Cotton

Very Dark Desert Sand: 01007

01007

Dark Desert Sand: 01008

01008

Medium Shell Gray: 00232

00232

White Tin: 00274

00274

Forest Green: 00241

00241

Dark Forest Green: 00244

00244


Cosmo Size 25 Floss

Very Dark Desert Sand: 384

384

Dark Desert Sand: 382

382

Medium Shell Gray: 474

474

White Tin: 2151

2151

Forest Green: 2118

2118

Dark Forest Green: 120

120

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