Colour Palette - September 2020
by Kate Anderson on Sep 30, 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.
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|
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?