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DMC Thread Colour Names
Shade Descriptions


The names of the DMC thread colours. These can be helpful in finding a suitable shade, but please be aware that cross stitch designers often use their own colour descriptions on their charts and kits.


Number...Colour Description

150 ...Raspberry rose
151 ...Marshmallow rose
152 ...Antique rose
153 ...Lilac rose
154 ...Prune rose
155 ...Mauve
157 ...Light cornflower blue
158 ...Deep mauve
159 ...Light blue grey
160 ...Storm blue
161 ...Ash blue
162 ...Very light blue
163 ...Eucalyptus green
164 ...Pistachio green
165 ...Pale moss green
166 ...Moss green
167 ...Dark mustard brown
168 ...Mouse grey
169 ...Pewter grey
209 ...Lilac
210 ...Light violet
211 ...Pale violet
221 ...Mars red
223 ...Medium dusty pink
224 ...Light dusty pink
225 ...Pale shell pink
300 ...Mahogany
301 ...Squirrel brown
304 ...China red
307 ...Lemon
309 ...Dark raspberry rose
310 ...Black
311 ...Dark polar blue
312 ...Night blue
315 ...Antique lilac
316 ...Heather lilac
317 ...Steel grey
318 ...Granite grey
319 ...Shadow green
320 ...Fern green
321 ...Red
322 ...Delft blue
326 ...Ruby red
327 ...Dark violet
333 ...Deep violet
334 ...Pale indigo blue
335 ...Dark rose
336 ...Indigo blue
340 ...Wisteria violet
341 ...Hydrangea blue
347 ...Egyptian red
349 ...Chilli red
350 ...Red vermillion
351 ...Coral
352 ...Salmon
353 ...Peachy pink
355 ...Brown red
356 ...Medium terracotta
367 ...Bay leaf green
368 ...Nile green
369 ...Bamboo leaf green
370 ...Medium mustard
371 ...Green plains
372 ...Light mustard
400 ...Brown
402 ...Pottery brown
407 ...Clay brown
413 ...Iron grey
414 ...Lead grey
415 ...Chrome grey
420 ...Hazelnut
422 ...Light oak
433 ...Chocolate brown
434 ...Cigar brown
435 ...Tabacco brown
436 ...Teddy brown
437 ...Camel
444 ...Bright yellow
445 ...Light lemon
451 ...Shell pink grey
452 ...Pigeon grey
453 ...Turtledove grey
469 ...Dark moss green
470 ...Olive green
471 ...Tarragon green
472 ...Bud green
498 ...Dark red
500 ...Ivy green
501 ....Pond green
502 ...Blue green
503 ...Thyme green
504 ...Light green
505 ...Pine forest green
517 ...Dark wedgewood blue
518 ...Light wedgewood blue
519 ...Sea spray blue
520 ...Dark fern green
522 ...Trellis green
523 ...Ash green
524 ...Stone grey
535 ...Galet
543 ...Shell beige
550 ...Blackcurrant
552 ...Violet
553 ...Amethyst violet
554 ...Pastel violet
561 ...Cypress tree green
562 ...Malachite green
563 ...Celadon green
564 ...Light malachite green
580 ...Cactus green
581 ...Grashopper green
597 ...Iceland blue
598 ...Lagoon turquoise
600 ...Crimson pink
602 ...Marshmallow pink
603 ...Sweet pink
604 ...Hyacinth pink
605 ...Rosebud pink
606 ...Red orange
608 ...Pansy orange
610 ...Dark golden brown
611 ...Sisal brown
612 ...String brown
613 ...Rope brown
632 ...Cocoa
640 ...Green grey
642 ...Earth grey
644 ...Light green grey
645 ...Dark steel grey
646 ...Platinum grey
647 ...Platinum grey
648 ...Pepper grey
666 ...Bright red
676 ...Savannah gold
677 ...Sand gold
680 ...Dark old gold
699 ...Deep grass green
700 ...Prairie green
701 ...Lawn green
702 ...Fresh green
703 ...Springtime green
704 ...Lime green
712 ...Cream
718 ...Magenta
720 ...Rust
721 ...Papaya orange
722 ...Orange spice
725 ...Sunlight yellow
726 ...Mimosa yellow
727 ...Primrose yellow
728 ...Hops yellow
729 ...Honey gold
730 ...Khaki green
731 ...Bronze green
732 ...Bronze green
733 ...Golden green
734 ...Light Olive green
738 ...Sahara cream
739 ...Dune cream
740 ...Orange
741 ...Tangerine orange
742 ...Light tangerine
743 ...Medium yellow
744 ...Grapefruit yellow
745 ...Banana yellow
746 ...Vanillla
747 ...Sea mist blue
754 ...Beige rose
758 ...Dawn rose
760 ...Grenadine pink
761 ...Sunrise rose
762 ...Pearl grey
772 ...Celery green
775 ...Summer rain blue
776 ...Wildrose
777 ...Wine red
778 ...Antique mauve
779 ...Sepia mauve
780 ...Chestnut tree brown
781 ...Wicker brown
782 ...Wicker brown
783 ...Old gold
791 ...Dark cornflower blue
792 ...Deep cornflower blue
793 ...Medium cornflower blue
794 ...Baby blue
796 ...Dark royal blue
797 ...Royal blue
798 ...Cobalt blue
799 ...Horizon blue
800 ...Sky blue
801 ...Mink brown
803 ...Ink blue
806 ...Fjord blue
807 ...Pond blue
809 ...Gentle blue
813 ...Light blue
814 ...Deep wine red
815 ...Cherry red
816 ...Red fruit
817 ...Japanese red
818 ...Powder pink
819 ...Baby pink
820 ...Marine blue
822 ...Cotton cream
823 ...Blueberry blue
824 ...Ocean blue
825 ...Sea blue
826 ...Medium sea blue
827 ...Forget-me-not blue
828 ...Morning sky blue
829 ...Dark green bronze
830 ...Green oak brown
831 ...Green bronze
832 ...Light green bronze
833 ...Brass
834 ...Light brass
838 ...Dark wood
839 ...Root brown
840 ...Hare brown
841 ...Deer brown
842 ...Beige rope
844 ...Pepper black
869 ...Coffee brown
890 ...Deep forest green
891 ...Geranium pink
892 ...Petunia pink
893 ...Light petunia pink
894 ...Rose pink
895 ...Bottle green
898 ...Teak brown
899 ...Medium rose
900 ...Saffron orange
902 ...Garnet red
904 ...Avocado green
905 ...Parrot green
906 ...Apple green
907 ...Granny Smith green
909 ...Dark emerald Green
910 ...Dark emerald Green
911 ...Golf green
912 ...Peppermint green
913 ...Jade green
915 ...Dark plum
917 ...Bougainvillea fuschia
918 ...Dark red copper
919 ...Red copper
920 ...Ochre copper
921 ...Burnt ochre orange
922 ...Terracotta
924 ...Dark pearl green
926 ...Grey green
927 ...Oyster grey
928 ...Light pearl grey
930 ...Slate grey
931 ...Blue grey
932 ...Seagull blue
934 ...Algae green
935 ...Undergrowth green
936 ...Oaktree moss green
937 ...Moss green
938 ...Espresso brown
939 ...Dark navy blue
943 ...Acid green
945 ...Eggshell cream
946 ...Fire orange
947 ...Sunset orange
948 ...Pale peach
950 ...Beige
951 ...Light eggshell cream
954 ...Field green
955 ...Pale green
956 ...Quiet pink
957 ...Bright pink
958 ...Seagreen
959 ...Medium seagreen
961 ...Dusty rose
962 ...Light dusty rose
963 ...Pale dusty rose
964 ...Light sea green
966 ...Baby green
967 ...Pale apricot
970 ...Bright orange
971 ...Orange
972 ...Curry yellow
973 ...Daffodil yellow
975 ...Chestnut brown
976 ...Nutmeg brown
977 ...Caramel brown
986 ...Dark forest green
987 ...Basil green
988 ...Forest green
989 ...Fennel green
991 ...Dark aquamarine green
992 ...Deep water green
993 ...Light green
995 ...Carribean blue
996 ...Electric blue
3011 ..Artichoke green
3012 ..Marsh green
3013 ..Resin green
3021 ..Cliff grey
3022 ..Elephant grey
3023 ..Light platinum grey
3024 ..Pale steel grey
3031 ..Dark mocha brown
3032 ..Dark antique silver
3033 ..Antique silver
3041 ..Medium lilac
3042 ..Lilac
3045 ..Coffee cream
3046 ..Rye beige
3047 ..Silver birch beige
3051 ..Olive tree green
3052 ..Silver green
3053 ..Tweed green
3064 ..Cinnamon brown
3072 ..Pale pearl grey
3078 ..Pale yellow
3325 ..Azur blue
3326 ..Wildrose
3328 ..Dark salmon
3340 ..Apricot
3341 ..Peach
3345 ..Dark hunter green
3346 ..Hunter green
3347 ..Insect green
3348 ..Lettuce heart green
3350 ..Dusty raspberry
3354 ..Hydrangea pink
3362 ..Fig tree green
3363 ..Herb green
3364 ..Sage green
3371 ..Ebony
3607 ..Pink plum
3608 ..Medium pink plum
3609 ..Light pink plum
3685 ..Dark mauve
3687 ..Raspberry mauve
3688 ..Pink mauve
3689 ..Rose petal pink
3705 ..Pale red
3706 ..Flamingo pink
3708 ..Azalea pink
3712 ..Blush pink
3713 ..Quartz pink
3716 ..Candyfloss pink
3721 ..Earth pink
3722 ..Rosebush pink
3726 ..Dark antique mauve
3727 ..Litchee mauve
3731 ..Dark hydrangea pink
3733 ..Ash hydrangea pink
3740 ..Dark antique violet
3743 ..Pale lilac
3746 ..Iris violet
3747 ..Pale candy blue
3750 ..Deep petrol blue
3752 ..Light porcelain blue
3753 ..Moonlight blue
3755 ..Pastel blue
3756 ..Cloud blue
3760 ..Fjord blue
3761 ..Light Sky Blue
3765 ..Dark medium blue
3766 ..Light medium blue
3768 ..Storm grey
3770 ..Pale eggshell cream
3771 ..Sandy rose
3772 ..Rosy tan
3773 ..Clay brown
3774 ..Pale desert sand
3776 ..Dark nutmeg brown
3777 ..Leather red
3778 ..Light terracotta
3779 ..Pale terracotta
3781 ..Metal brown
3782 ..Gingerbread brown
3787 ..Wolf grey
3790 ..Cappuccino brown
3799 ..Anthracite grey
3801 ..Tulip red
3802 ..Aubergine mauve
3803 ..Bordeaux wine mauve
3804 ..Dark fischia pink
3805 ..Fuschia pink
3807 ..Cornflower blue
3808 ..Petrol blue
3809 ..Deep turquoise
3810 ..Dark turquoise
3811 ..Waterfall blue
3812 ..Deep seagreen
3813 ..Light green
3814 ..Spruce green
3815 ..Eucalyptus Green
3816 ..Snake green
3817 ..Polar tree green
3818 ..Pine tree green
3819 ..Light moss green
3820 ..Maze yellow
3821 ..Straw yellow
3822 ..Light straw yellow
3823 ..Ivory
3824 ..Light apricot
3825 ..Mango orange
3826 ..Golden brown
3827 ..Beech brown
3828 ..Oaktree brown
3829 ..Ochre brown
3830 ..Red terracotta
3831 ..Dark raspberry
3832 ..Strawberry
3833 ..Light strawberry
3834 ..Grape
3835 ..Medium grape
3836 ..Light grape
3837 ..Deep violet
3838 ..Dark lavender blue
3839 ..Mediterranean blue
3840 ..Light lavender blue
3841 ..Igloo blue
3842 ..Deep Wedgewood blue
3843 ..Swimming pool blue
3844 ..Electric blue
3845 ..Turquoise
3846 ..Light turquoise
3847 ..Deep teal green
3848 ..Medium teal green
3849 ..Green turquoise
3850 ..Emerald green
3851 ..Bright green
3852 ..Mustard yellow
3853 ..Copper
3854 ..Spicey gold
3855 ..Autumn gold
3856 ..Pale beechwood
3857 ..Dark red wine
3858 ..Medium red wine
3859 ..Clay red
3860 ..Taupe mauve
3861 ..Light taupe
3862 ..Mocha brown
3863 ..Otter brown
3864 ..Light mocha brown
3865 ..Winter white
3866 ..Garlic cream
B5200 ..Bright white

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