Through The Retro Lens - Embroidery Color Palette (With Thread Codes)

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

Through The Retro Lens

Color palette for your embroidery with the following thread colors: Cream, Light Forest Green, Forest Green, Very Dark Parrot Green, Light Olive Green, Light Copper

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#eddfc9
RGB237,223,201
CMYK 0,6,15,7
HEX#a6b784
RGB166,183,132
CMYK 9,0,28,28
HEX#7f8f50
RGB127,143,80
CMYK 11,0,44,44
HEX#3e510f
RGB62,81,15
CMYK 23,0,81,68
HEX#bb9c4a
RGB187,156,74
CMYK 0,17,60,27
HEX#be673a
RGB190,103,58
CMYK 0,46,69,25

DMC 6 Strand Floss

Cream

Cream: 712

712

Light Forest Green

Light Forest Green: 164

164

Forest Green

Forest Green: 989

989

Very Dark Parrot Green

Very Dark Parrot Green: 904

904

Light Olive Green

Light Olive Green: 734

734

Light Copper

Light Copper: 922

922

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DMC Tapestry Wool

Cream: ecru

ecru

Light Forest Green: 7424

7424

Forest Green: 7048

7048

Very Dark Parrot Green: 7988

7988

Light Olive Green: 7353

7353

Light Copper: 7444

7444

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Anchor Stranded Cotton

Cream: 00387

00387

Light Forest Green: 00214

00214

Forest Green: 00241

00241

Very Dark Parrot Green: 00258

00258

Light Olive Green: 00279

00279

Light Copper: 01003

01003

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