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Colour Palette - February 2020

by Kate Anderson on Feb 29, 2020

Colour Palette - February 2020

Let's make a new palette of colours!

First - Happy Leap Day! I really love the 29th of February for some reason. Anyway;

I've decided this year to try out swatch ideas for inspiration not only for myself, but for anyone!

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 February
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
139, 26, 48 3685
241, 92, 133 3805
118, 177, 204 519
208, 236, 242 775
140, 136, 82 3011
The actual floss colours
The floss colours themselves!

Bright, vibrant and cheerful palette

My green #3011 didn't photograph very well, so I apologise - the problems of being in the 'dark' side of the fan of flosses πŸ˜‚

So keeping in mind there 16,777,216 different available colours when using the RGB scale ( 256Γ—256Γ—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?

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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.