Looking Back In Time - Embroidery Color Palette (With Thread Codes)

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

Looking Back In Time

Color palette for your embroidery with the following thread colors: Medium Beige Gray, Light Brown Gray, Dark Beaver Gray, Very Dark Beaver Gray, Ultra Dark Beaver 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#c8bea8
RGB200,190,168
CMYK 0,5,16,22
HEX#a59d89
RGB165,157,137
CMYK 0,5,17,35
HEX#807b69
RGB128,123,105
CMYK 0,4,18,50
HEX#59564c
RGB89,86,76
CMYK 0,3,15,65
HEX#403933
RGB64,57,51
CMYK 0,11,20,75
HEX#2f261a
RGB47,38,26
CMYK 0,19,45,82

DMC 6 Strand Floss

Medium Beige Gray

Medium Beige Gray: 644

644

Light Brown Gray

Light Brown Gray: 3023

3023

Dark Beaver Gray

Dark Beaver Gray: 646

646

Very Dark Beaver Gray

Very Dark Beaver Gray: 645

645

Ultra Dark Beaver Gray

Ultra Dark Beaver Gray: 844

844

Very Dark Brown Gray

Very Dark Brown Gray: 3021

3021

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DMC Tapestry Wool

Medium Beige Gray: 7520

7520

Light Brown Gray: 7521

7521

Dark Beaver Gray: 7039

7039

Very Dark Beaver Gray: 7622

7622

Ultra Dark Beaver Gray: 7066

7066

Very Dark Brown Gray: 7417

7417

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Anchor Stranded Cotton

Medium Beige Gray: 00830

00830

Light Brown Gray: 01040

01040

Dark Beaver Gray: 08581

08581

Very Dark Beaver Gray: 00273

00273

Ultra Dark Beaver Gray: 01041

01041

Very Dark Brown Gray: 00905

00905


Cosmo Size 25 Floss

Medium Beige Gray: 366

366

Light Brown Gray: 714

714

Dark Beaver Gray: 715

715

Very Dark Beaver Gray: 716

716

Ultra Dark Beaver Gray: 2041

2041

Very Dark Brown Gray: 718

718

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