Colour Palette - June 2020

Let's make a new palette of colours!

Phew, a June palette post, making it just in the nick of time. Not that May's one actually happened… oops.

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 for June
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
196, 240, 239 828
244, 158, 109 722
191, 103, 66 435
90, 42, 36 3857
189, 21, 16 817
The floss colours picked
The floss colours themselves!

Vibrant, earthy, loud palette.

I don't know what I expected when I put this image into my palette maker but it really, honestly, wasn't something like this! Way more earthy and bright than I expected.

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.

Looking at these colours together, I'm not sure what I would make from them, to be honest! What kind of things can you see yourself making from these colours?