Colour Palette - April 2020

Let's make a new palette of colours!

Yeah, a March swatch palette didn't happen. COVID-19 did, which included me being thrown into the deep end of being full-time homeschooling parent, therapist, special education teacher and numerous other hats I don't wear. So, I'm attempting to get back to it now, starting properly with May.

Each month, I am taking a photograph I quite like aesthetically and choosing a colour palette from it. Then from there, taking those colours and converting it to DMC flosses. Again, just in case [legal reasons and yada yada]; I'm not endorsed by the company DMC, I just love the quality and options provided.

The chosen palette

I really love the website Unsplash for high-quality, free-to-use, random stock photos (hence why I'm constantly referring back to the artist of whichever photo I do use!) so let's keep it going with making a DMC palette from another gorgeous photo via there?

So now we have our colour scheme, let's convert these RGB colours into DMC colours!

RGB DMC
30, 116, 139 3765
41, 151, 166 995
126, 230, 242 3766
216, 211, 194 453
139, 122, 106 646
The floss colours themselves!

Muted, soothing, monochrome palette.

I love this pop of colour amongst cool greys. The photo itself is beautiful but as a colour palette, it's giving us a great range to work with!

So keeping in mind there 16,777,216 different available colours when using the RGB scale (256×256×256) and only 500 colours in the DMC selection, sometimes getting the absolute perfect colour can be a bit tricky. Sacrifices and allowances must be made.

But looking at these colours together, I think this would make a lovely palette. What kind of things can you see yourself making from these colours?