Colour Palette - December 2020
by Kate Anderson on Dec 27, 2020
Let's make a new palette of colours!
I know a lot of us are upset we haven't been able to see family for a long time now. So to help with this year's holiday blues, I thought it might be nice for another cheery, festive-looking photo for this year's final colour palette.
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!
|246, 27, 56||666|
|89, 0, 17||814|
|245, 3, 113||3804|
|103, 142, 65||469|
|242, 179, 124||3827|
Vivacious, bright and eclectic
What a palette! These colours together make me think of festivals, floral clothing and having a beautiful time with friends. These colours on a black fabric would pop and add colour to any home. I don't even know where I'd start with a pattern, but I know it would look absolutely fabulous!
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?