Feeling Retro - Embroidery Color Palette (With Thread Codes)

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

Feeling Retro

Color palette for your embroidery with the following thread colors: Medium Copper, Very Light Brown, Desert Sand, Pearl Gray, Very Light Ash Gray, Very Dark Brown Gray


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#996232
RGB153,98,50
CMYK 0,36,67,40
HEX#ab7a63
RGB171,122,99
CMYK 0,29,42,33
HEX#919498
RGB145,148,152
CMYK 5,3,0,40
HEX#484644
RGB72,70,68
CMYK 0,3,6,72
HEX#2f261a
RGB47,38,26
CMYK 0,19,45,82

DMC 6 Strand Floss

Medium Copper

Medium Copper: 920

920

Very Light Brown

Very Light Brown: 435

435

Desert Sand

Desert Sand: 3064

3064

Pearl Gray

Pearl Gray: 415

415

Very Light Ash Gray

Very Light Ash Gray: 535

535

Very Dark Brown Gray

Very Dark Brown Gray: 3021

3021

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DMC Tapestry Wool

Medium Copper: 7178

7178

Very Light Brown: 7421

7421

Desert Sand: 7465

7465

Pearl Gray: 7618

7618

Very Light Ash Gray: 7066

7066

Very Dark Brown Gray: 7417

7417

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Anchor Stranded Cotton

Medium Copper: 01004

01004

Very Light Brown: 00365

00365

Desert Sand: 00347

00347

Pearl Gray: 00399

00399

Very Light Ash Gray: 00401

00401

Very Dark Brown Gray: 00905

00905

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