Colour Palette - August 2020
by Kate Anderson on Aug 31, 2020
Let's make a new palette of colours!
Still in lockdown from the Coronavirus, but still plodding along with life (as naturally as we can, given the circumstances). I hope this past month has been a good one for you all!
To wrap up summer (It's still weird for me to consider August a summer month), I thought we could go for a colour palette with a lot of pop!
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!
|218, 32, 82||666|
|61, 127, 191||825|
|237, 216, 149||3821|
|216, 173, 34||3852|
|146, 67, 38||355|
Bright, vibrant pops of colours!
Yes! This palette is exactly what I had hoped. The 3 primary colours with one being the -for lack of a better term- primary- primary colour. How gorgeous is this set of colours? Don't they scream summer, playfulness and joy?
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 see a great palette to do some abstract pieces, some childrens-inspired designs or even some blackwork, if you're feeling adventurous! What kind of things can you see yourself making from these colours?