Find The Perfect Skin Tone – DMC Threads

Finding the right skin tone threads can be VERY hard, normally resulting in a super pink face, or a washed out face. However, with the sheer volume of threads out there, its not actually that hard to create really realistic skin tones.
skin tone DMC thread table 3
We’ve created the above table so you can look up the skin tone you want to stitch and see both highlight and shadow thread colors for DMC to go with it. Equally, you can go down the table to see darker skin tones progressively.
With this you can edit existing patterns to match skin tones you want, or you can make your own patterns with quality skin colors.

4 thoughts on “Find The Perfect Skin Tone – DMC Threads

  1. The kit I bought is of my great granddaughter and they sent me White for the skintone then a really dark color for the shading . So I changed the skintone to be a little less bright so I’ve already used the #948 and am not going to tear it out again . In that case what colors would I use ? Don’t want to throw it away .

    1. Hi,
      In which case, I would use 3770 as the highlight and 754 as the shadow. It will appear lighter than you might like, but it’ll have a nice high/low distinction.

    1. Hi Thelma,
      We think that 948 is a little too light for a skintone in our tests. It looks nice on the slein, but in real situations makes people look super pale.
      WE would either suggest the 754, 948, 3771 run for a pinker skin, or the 739, ecru, 738 for a slightly more tanned look.

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