Russian Blue - Embroidery Color Palette (With Thread Codes)

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Russian Blue

Color palette for your embroidery with the following thread colors: Dark Steel Gray, Light Antique Blue, Light Gray Blue, Light Antique Violet, Medium Light Driftwood, Dark Old Gold.

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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#70747d
RGB112,116,125
CMYK 10,7,0,51
HEX#8ba1af
RGB139,161,175
CMYK 21,8,0,31
HEX#a6adbe
RGB166,173,190
CMYK 13,9,0,25
HEX#a399a5
RGB163,153,165
CMYK 1,7,0,35
HEX#bdaea3
RGB189,174,163
CMYK 0,8,14,26
HEX#a0722f
RGB160,114,47
CMYK 0,29,71,37

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

Dark Steel Gray

Dark Steel Gray: 414

414

Light Antique Blue

Light Antique Blue: 932

932

Light Gray Blue

Light Gray Blue: 159

159

Light Antique Violet

Light Antique Violet: 3042

3042

Medium Light Driftwood

Medium Light Driftwood: 06

06

Dark Old Gold

Dark Old Gold: 680

680

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DMC Tapestry Wool

Dark Steel Gray: 7068

7068

Light Antique Blue: 7594

7594

Light Gray Blue: 7031

7031

Light Antique Violet: 7618

7618

Medium Light Driftwood: 7065

7065

Dark Old Gold: 7485

7485

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Anchor Stranded Cotton

Dark Steel Gray: 00235

00235

Light Antique Blue: 00920

00920

Light Gray Blue: 00117

00117

Light Antique Violet: 00870

00870

Medium Light Driftwood: 00390

00390

Dark Old Gold: 00901

00901

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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