Back To The Classics - Embroidery Color Palette (With Thread Codes)

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Color palette for your embroidery with the following thread colors: Medium Copper, Medium Burnt Orange, Light Drab Brown, Turquoise, Dark Pistachio Green, Very Dark Hunter 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#873113
RGB135,49,19
CMYK 0,64,86,47
HEX#c14b1e
RGB193,75,30
CMYK 0,61,84,24
HEX#ad946d
RGB173,148,109
CMYK 0,14,37,32
HEX#6a9ca1
RGB106,156,161
CMYK 34,3,0,37
HEX#48613e
RGB72,97,62
CMYK 26,0,36,62
HEX#213a16
RGB33,58,22
CMYK 43,0,62,77

DMC 6 Strand Floss

Medium Copper

Medium Copper: 920

920

Medium Burnt Orange

Medium Burnt Orange: 946

946

Light Drab Brown

Light Drab Brown: 612

612

Turquoise

Turquoise: 597

597

Dark Pistachio Green

Dark Pistachio Green: 367

367

Very Dark Hunter Green

Very Dark Hunter Green: 895

895

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DMC Tapestry Wool

Medium Copper: 7178

7178

Medium Burnt Orange: 7439

7439

Light Drab Brown: 7511

7511

Turquoise: 7802

7802

Dark Pistachio Green: 7386

7386

Very Dark Hunter Green: 7347

7347

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Anchor Stranded Cotton

Medium Copper: 01004

01004

Medium Burnt Orange: 00332

00332

Light Drab Brown: 00832

00832

Turquoise: 01064

01064

Dark Pistachio Green: 00217

00217

Very Dark Hunter Green: 01044

01044


Cosmo Size 25 Floss

Medium Copper: 187

187

Medium Burnt Orange: 405

405

Light Drab Brown: 366

366

Turquoise: 373

373

Dark Pistachio Green: 319

319

Very Dark Hunter Green: 121

121

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