Colour Palette - September 2020

by Kate Anderson on Sep 30, 2020

Colour Palette - September 2020

Let's make a new palette of colours!

How are we all holding up? Is where you live still in quarantine/lockdown? In the greater-Seattle (where I am), we are still unable to go about regular, usual day-to-day behaviours. I'm feeling the isolation, hard!

So I decided to find a visually pleasing, calming image this month for the colour palette post. I am not a plant-lady, by any means, but I definitely love them from a distance. So I did a quick search for succulents and found this gorgeous image!

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 September
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!

42, 53, 57 3799
85, 94, 103 924
26, 67, 55 500
52, 114, 79 501
108, 144, 126 502
The floss colours picked
The floss colours themselves!

Calming, soothing and lush greenery

I really do love the early-500's DMC flosses. So when they popped up as the closest colours to this palette, I was very happy about that!
Obviously a nature, greenery piece would suit this colour selection but what else could you see yourself making from a palette like this? A more monochromatic palette can be a bit daunting to work with but they can be so beautiful!

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.