DMC Variation & Corresponding Solids Colours

Want to match those pretty flosses with solid colours?

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Colours! Colours galore! I love the DMC options their variations selection has on offer. And there are so many of them - 60 to be exact!

The DMC variations are similar in look to the DMC coloris flosses but in most cases, they are a bit more… subtle. Gradual. Less crazy, one could say 🤣. They are great for giving things a bit more definition (think embroidering flowers for example) and depth without having to change your floss so often while using a regular, solid colour.

A collection of bobbinated DMC variation floss colours scattered in a pile
Some DMC variation flosses

Whatever you want to use a DMC variation floss for (and if you're not using them - why not?!), you might be wondering what 3-4 colours are used to make up that pretty skein of floss you're eyeing off. I know that a lot of these flosses are so useful for hand embroidery, especially for flora and other "nature"-esque pieces.

Whatever your motivation is, you've come to the right place. I have pulled gathered the information (from many sources over the internet) you're looking for!

Lots of DMC variation flosses stacked neatly in a floss container
Aren't they just so pretty?

Variation number and the corresponding solid numbers

Variation Solid colours (in number order)
4000 3021 3031 3371 3799
4010 159 162 415 762
4015 168 415 762 3072
4017 648 775 827 3866
4020 747 3761 3766 3840
4022 996 3843 3844 3846
4025 597 3809 3810  
4030 597 931 992 3810
4040 747 955 958 964
4042 164 321 699 B5200
4045 319 320 367  
4047 890 895 904 909
4050 581 703 907 992
4060 164 165 772 964
4065 647 926 3053 3782
4066 166 469 936 937
4068 730 734 801 3371
4069 307 445 906 907
4070 166 733 3819 3821
4072 3045 3046 3047 3078
4073 677 726 3821 3852
4075 834 3820 3821 3822
4077 445 973 3823  
4080 165 744 745 3823
4090 745 3823 3855 3856
4095 225 676 963 3823
4100 743 3824 3825 3855
4110 967 3341 3708 3824
4120 351 352 722 3856
4122 666 740 742 975
4124 720 721 722  
4126 922 977 3045 3820
4128 973 977 3827  
4129 729 782 833 3829
4130 301 400 920 3721
4135 632 838 898 918
4140 632 3859 3863 3864
4145 3032 3782 3790  
4150 543 739 3033 Ecru
4160 746 818 3770 3865
4170 605 819 963 967
4180 603 604 605  
4190 608 956 957 3706
4200 321 606 666 891
4205 321 814 817 3801
4210 498 777 814 915
4211 210 326 327 718
4212 550 791 814 816
4214 151 162 322 819
4215 155 156 209 322
4220 155 156 157 341
4230 322 809 3840  
4235 159 160 161  
4237 747 798 803 3760
4240 158 311 312 336
4245 550 791 796 939
4250 208 211 340 797
4255 550 554 3837 Blanc
4260 208 3608 3609 3836
4265 208 211 307 550

I hope this will be useful for your current & future projects! I have collated this information from a variety of other sources and honestly, I'll be glad to have this reference for myself, even if no one else finds it useful. Hehe!

As an aside; the colours I've represented the replacements as are only an estimation, since dyed cotton and HEX codes (the colours your computer monitor uses to display each colour you see) cannot be completely and exactly replicated. They're just there to assist.



Colours! Colours galore! I love the DMC options their variations selection has on offer. And there are so many of them - 60 to be exact!