Traditional Chinese Hanfu - Embroidery Color Palette (With Thread Codes)

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

Traditional Chinese Hanfu

Color palette for your embroidery with the following thread colors: Fuchsia, Light Blue, Very Dark Old Gold, Dark Mocha Beige, Dark Pistachio Green, Very Dark Blue Green

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#814a7e
RGB129,74,126
CMYK 0,43,2,49
HEX#7ca3ba
RGB124,163,186
CMYK 33,12,0,27
HEX#946219
RGB148,98,25
CMYK 0,34,83,42
HEX#7c583b
RGB124,88,59
CMYK 0,29,52,51
HEX#48613e
RGB72,97,62
CMYK 26,0,36,62
HEX#132519
RGB19,37,25
CMYK 49,0,32,85

DMC 6 Strand Floss

Fuchsia

Fuchsia: 33

33

Light Blue

Light Blue: 813

813

Very Dark Old Gold

Very Dark Old Gold: 3829

3829

Dark Mocha Beige

Dark Mocha Beige: 3862

3862

Dark Pistachio Green

Dark Pistachio Green: 367

367

Very Dark Blue Green

Very Dark Blue Green: 500

500

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DMC Tapestry Wool

Fuchsia: 7255

7255

Light Blue: 7313

7313

Very Dark Old Gold: 7485

7485

Dark Mocha Beige: 7518

7518

Dark Pistachio Green: 7386

7386

Very Dark Blue Green: 7329

7329

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Anchor Stranded Cotton

Fuchsia: 00087

00087

Light Blue: 00161

00161

Very Dark Old Gold: 00901

00901

Dark Mocha Beige: 00889

00889

Dark Pistachio Green: 00217

00217

Very Dark Blue Green: 00879

00879

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