Best Foot Forward - Embroidery Color Palette (With Thread Codes)

Blue
Green
Pink
Purple
Turquoise
Contrast
Harmonious
Modern
Pastel
Vibrant
Warm
Animals
Food
Landscape
Nature
People

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Color palette for your embroidery with the following thread colors: Ultra Very Dark Desert Sand, Very Light Brown, Light Tangerine, Dark Tin, Very Light Ash Gray, Very Dark Pewter Gray.

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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#704235
RGB112,66,53
CMYK 0,41,53,56
HEX#996232
RGB153,98,50
CMYK 0,36,67,40
HEX#f3a230
RGB243,162,48
CMYK 0,33,80,5
HEX#747275
RGB116,114,117
CMYK 1,3,0,54
HEX#484644
RGB72,70,68
CMYK 0,3,6,72
HEX#2c2c2a
RGB44,44,42
CMYK 0,0,5,83

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 colors available, 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.

DMC 6 Strand Floss

Ultra Very Dark Desert Sand

Ultra Very Dark Desert Sand: 632

632

Very Light Brown

Very Light Brown: 435

435

Light Tangerine

Light Tangerine: 742

742

Dark Tin

Dark Tin: 04

04

Very Light Ash Gray

Very Light Ash Gray: 535

535

Very Dark Pewter Gray

Very Dark Pewter Gray: 3799

3799

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DMC Tapestry Wool

Ultra Very Dark Desert Sand: 7432

7432

Very Light Brown: 7421

7421

Light Tangerine: 7056

7056

Dark Tin: 7620

7620

Very Light Ash Gray: 7066

7066

Very Dark Pewter Gray: 7624

7624

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Anchor Stranded Cotton

Ultra Very Dark Desert Sand: 00936

00936

Very Light Brown: 00365

00365

Light Tangerine: 00303

00303

Dark Tin: 00235

00235

Very Light Ash Gray: 00401

00401

Very Dark Pewter Gray: 00236

00236

What Would You Make With This?

Very much like beauty, color also is in the eye of the beholder. A lively shade of cobalt blue that evokes a certain reaction in one person, may evoke quite the opposite in another.

What's your take on this palette? If you had all the colors in your stash for this palette, what would you make with it?

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