Colour Palette - August 2020

by Kate Anderson on Aug 31, 2020

Colour Palette - August 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.

The chosen palette for August
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!

218, 32, 82 666
61, 127, 191 825
237, 216, 149 3821
216, 173, 34 3852
146, 67, 38 355
The floss colours picked
The floss colours themselves!

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?

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In a previous life (AKA: pre-kids), I was a web des/dev & photographer who loved to dabble in numerous arts and crafts. Now, I'm a cross-stitch & embroidery pattern designer and full-time mum to Charlie & Alex, with adult-diagnosed ADHD. Closet nerd, self-proclaimed hermit and professional procrastinator. I have a secret crush on modern architecture, brush calligraphy, sweets, pretty nails and pastel colours.