DMC Color Variations and Their Corresponding Solid Colors

What colors make up DMC Color Variations embroidery floss

DMC color variations are a range of variegated threads that are made up of three or four shades usually from the same color family along one continuous thread. These threads provide subtle color changes as you stitch, unlike the Coloris thread range which are comprised of contrasting but complimentary colors within one variegated thread.

Color Variations

We previously wrote a post about tips for stitching with variegated floss. Variegated thread can add a fun twist to your stitching. The table below provides information on the color variation range and shows the solid base colors that are used to make up each color.

color variations close up

Color variations with corresponding solid

color variations with corresponding solid blue

Here is a list of the current Color Variations options along with their corresponding solid colors.

Variations Code Solid Solid Solid Solid
48600602605
5197038253854
521532085503837
531684133799
5766638013706
6975437773830
90741742307
92471772904
9473030123013
9936878183685
103*803312798
105434436739
1066069673341
107321326602603
111780782783
115321815902
121157796798
125909912913955
40003021303133713799
4010162762415159
40151684157623072
40176483866827775
4020384037667473761
4022384338449963846
402538093810597
40309315973810992
4040747958964955
4042321B5200699164
4045319367320
4047904909895890
4050992703907581
4060964164772165
406592630536473782
4066937936469166
40683371801730734
4069906907307445
407038211663819733
40723046304730453078
407338217263852677
4075382038213822834
40779734483823
40803823744745165
4090385638557453823
40953823676225963
4100385538243825743
4110370833413824967
41207223513523856
4122975740742666
4124720721722
412630459229773820
41289739773827
41298337827293829
41303721400301920
4135918838632898
4140385963238633864
4145378230323790
41503033Ecru739543
416081837707463865
4170967605963819
4180603604605
41906089563706957
4200321666891606
42053801321817814
4210915814777498
4211326718327210
4212550791816814
4214151322819162
4215322156155209
4220155156341157
42303228093840
4235161160159
4237798747803806
4240336311312158
4245550791796939
4250208211797340
4255Blanc5543837550
4260360936082083836
4265208211550307

Key: * Discontinued

There are also Colors 67 and 93 which are “real” variegated shades and for these colors there is no correspondence with plain shades.

Color variations with corresponding solids

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