Colour Palette - October 2020
by Kate Anderson on Oct 28, 2020
Let's make a new palette of colours!
The weather is getting colder here in the PNW ( Pacific North West) which I love. This will be my first "proper" winter since moving to America and I'm nervous but also excited! We've been to the obligatory pumpkin patch and I have cold weather gear sorted for the family. We're slowly watching the temperature drop each day (in celsius, of course) and our heater is earning its keep.
What season is your favourite time of year?
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!
|201, 205, 207||159|
|93, 139, 139||3848|
|17, 26, 20||3371|
|216, 133, 100||3778|
|189, 56, 42||347|
Of course, taking swatches from a very autumn-esque photo is going to land me a very picturesque fall palette. There's no surprise there. But I could also see a really good spin on Christmas colours here, as well as something very earthy and grungy.
What do you think of these colours together?
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?