Colour Palette - April 2020
by Kate Anderson on Apr 30, 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.
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!
|30, 116, 139||3765|
|41, 151, 166||995|
|126, 230, 242||3766|
|216, 211, 194||453|
|139, 122, 106||646|
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?