Soft Retro Portrait - Embroidery Color Palette (With Thread Codes)

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

Soft Retro Portrait

Color palette for your embroidery with the following thread colors: Very Dark Brown Gray, Dark Red Copper, Medium Terra Cotta, Medium Mocha Beige, Light Tan, Medium Mahogany.

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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#2f261a
RGB47,38,26
CMYK 0,19,45,82
HEX#6c2411
RGB108,36,17
CMYK 0,67,84,58
HEX#985245
RGB152,82,69
CMYK 0,46,55,40
HEX#937055
RGB147,112,85
CMYK 0,24,42,42
HEX#cc9f71
RGB204,159,113
CMYK 0,22,45,20
HEX#8f4a1c
RGB143,74,28
CMYK 0,48,80,44

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

Very Dark Brown Gray

Very Dark Brown Gray: 3021

3021

Dark Red Copper

Dark Red Copper: 918

918

Medium Terra Cotta

Medium Terra Cotta: 356

356

Medium Mocha Beige

Medium Mocha Beige: 3863

3863

Light Tan

Light Tan: 437

437

Medium Mahogany

Medium Mahogany: 301

301

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DMC Tapestry Wool

Very Dark Brown Gray: 7417

7417

Dark Red Copper: 7447

7447

Medium Terra Cotta: 7165

7165

Medium Mocha Beige: 7524

7524

Light Tan: 7494

7494

Medium Mahogany: 7457

7457

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Anchor Stranded Cotton

Very Dark Brown Gray: 00905

00905

Dark Red Copper: 00341

00341

Medium Terra Cotta: 05975

05975

Medium Mocha Beige: 00832

00832

Light Tan: 00362

00362

Medium Mahogany: 01049

01049

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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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