[HNW] Primary and Secondary DMC floss colors

Charlene Charette perronnelle at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 5 20:26:23 PDT 2005

SNSpies at aol.com wrote:
> DMC itself does not have specific colors that it would designate as 
> Primary Red, Blue, and Yellow or Secondary Orange, Violet, and Green.  
> (I just asked.)
> So I am wondering if any of you on the list have taken a stab at this 
> and, if so, would be willing to share your thoughts.
> Many thanks.
> Nancy

I didn't receive as many replies to this as I thought I would.  Here's 
what I did get.


Site listing the RGB values for DMC:


My personal opinion:

Red:  #666 (Christmas Red, Bright)
Blue: #995 (Electric Blue, Dark)
Yellow: #307 (Lemon)
Orange: #947 (Burnt Orange)
Violet: #553 (Violet) or #552 (Violet, Medium)
Green: #700 (Christmas Green, Bright) or #699 (Christmas Green)

Carey in MA


I took a color class in which we made a color wheel from DMC, but I 
can't lay my hands on it at the moment.  I'll look for it later this 
week and let you know what I find.


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