When it comes to embroidery, one of the most important choices you’ll make is picking the right thread color. With hundreds of different options to choose from, it can be tough to know where to start. But don’t worry—we’re here to help! We have compiled a list of the top thread colors for 2023. We’ll also give you some tips on how to pick the perfect thread color for your next embroidery project.

 1. Consider the fabric you’re using. The first thing you’ll want to think about is the fabric you’re using for your project. Different fabrics can affect the way a thread looks, so it’s important to keep that in mind when making your selection. For example, if you’re embroidering on a dark fabric, you’ll want to use a light-colored thread so that your design is visible. Conversely, if you’re working with a light-colored fabric, you can get away with using a darker thread

2. Think about the overall look you’re going for. Another thing to consider is the overall look you’re trying to achieve with your project. If you want your design to stand out, choosing a contrasting thread color is a good way to do that. But if you’re looking for a more subtle look, choosing a thread color that’s similar to the fabric color is usually the best bet.

3. Consider the purpose of your project. Last but not least, think about what the purpose of your project is. Are you making something for a special occasion? If so, you may want to choose colors that match the event’s theme or palette. Or are you simply making something for yourself or someone else? In that case, feel free to choose any colors you like! No matter what you’re making, there’s sure to be a perfect thread color out there for it.

Choosing the right thread color doesn’t have to be difficult—just follow these simple tips and you’ll be on your way in no time! And don’t forget—if you ever need help picking out threads or anything else for your next embroidery project, our team at Fusion is always happy to assist.

NOTE: Colors displayed on a monitor are not the same when printed. For the most accurate colors we suggest printing this page before making a choice.

  • 1123 - Parchment
  • 1067 - Lemon Chiffon
  • 1349 - Palomino
  • 1083 - Daisy
  • 1124 - Buttercup
  • 1125 - Saffron
  • 1066 - Cornmeal
  • 1061 - Vanilla Pudding
  • 1171 - Lemon Drop
  • 1172 - Egg Yolk
  • 1025 - Military Gold
  • 1065 - Copper
  • 1137 - Citrus Burst
  • 1437 - Summer Sun
  • 1024 - Gold Rush
  • 1069 - Sunshine Yellow
  • 1068 - Canary
  • 1064 - Goldenrod
  • 1223 - Lemon Tart
  • 1180 - Daffodil
  • 1135 - Baby Chick
  • 1022 - Corn Silk
  • 1023 - Lemon
  • 1224 - Lemonade
  • 1359 - Golden Nugget
  • 1159 - Mustard
  • 1192 - Honey Mustard
  • 1026 - Orange Sorbet
  • 1253 - Penny
  • 1421 - Basket Ball
  • 1021 - Rust
  • 1155 - Marmalade
  • 1478 - Orange Peel
  • 1278 - Orange Icing
  • 1078 - Pumpkin
  • 1178 - Carrot
  • 1378 - Paprika
  • 1379 - Mandarin
  • 1152 - Peach Tea
  • 1017 - Orange Wisp
  • 1018 - Light Salmon
  • 1254 - Dark Salmon
  • 1221 - Terra Cotta
  • 1020 - Bright Peach
  • 1179 - Sweet Potato
  • 1477 - Salsa
  • 1146 - Tomato Red
  • 1037 - Tango
  • 1447 - Cinnamon Candy
  • 1147 - Christmas Red
  • 1484 - Rhubarb
  • 1481 - Cherry Pie
  • 1181 - Candy Apple Red
  • 1238 - Sangria
  • 1013 - Peach Blush
  • 1015 - Desert Bloom
  • 1317 - Blush Pink
  • 1220 - Conch Shell
  • 1307 - Raspberry Punch
  • 1485 - Electric Red
  • 1039 - Brick Red
  • 1038 - Barn Red
  • 1114 - Pink Petal
  • 1115 - Powder Puff
  • 1315 - Pink Grapefruit
  • 1148 - Rustic Pink
  • 1384 - Merlot
  • 1385 - Garnet
  • 1182 - Mulberry
  • 1281 - Radish
  • 1184 - Scarlet Rose
  • 1154 - Lipstick Rose
  • 1107 - Honeysuckle
  • 1014 - Bermuda Sand
  • 1120 - Baby Pink
  • 1116 - Cotton Candy
  • 1108 - Pink Carnation
  • 1354 - Watermelon
  • 1081 - Azalea
  • 1186 - Ruby Slipper
  • 1381 - Ripe Raspberry
  • 1111 - Evening Mist
  • 1031 - Frosted Lavender
  • 1235 - Crocus
  • 1320 - Purple Heart
  • 1388 - Plum
  • 1319 - Iris
  • 1488 - Dark Magenta
  • 1310 - Magenta
  • 1321 - Bubble Gum Pink
  • 1121 - Candy Heart
  • 1309 - Dahlia
  • 1109 - Pink Rose
  • 1110 - Fuchsia
  • 1383 - Pink Pansy
  • 1187 - Orchid
  • 1234 - Hibiscus
  • 1117 - Flamingo Pink
  • 1183 - Cranberry
  • 1389 - Bordeaux
  • 1034 - Vintage Rose
  • 1119 - English Rose
  • 1035 - Burgundy
  • 1386 - Eggplant
  • 1356 - Pink Pearl
  • 1141 - Mauve
  • 1382 - Colonial Rose
  • 1236 - Plum Brandy
  • 1261 - Lavendula
  • 1266 - Regal Blue
  • 1166 - Hanukkah Blue
  • 1466 - Sailor Blue
  • 1335 - Dark Periwinkle
  • 1330 - Bahamas Blue
  • 1343 - Grape Juice
  • 1366 - Dark Purple Iris
  • 1322 - Royal Purple
  • 1112 - Majestic Purple
  • 1412 - Violet
  • 1422 - African Violet
  • 1122 - Deep Lilac
  • 1311 - Mystic Lavender
  • 1032 - Velvet Violet
  • 1033 - Purple Pansy
  • 1334 - Purple Passion
  • 1188 - Chokecherry
  • 1080 - Lilac
  • 1232 - Lavender
  • 1312 - Purple Grape
  • 1313 - Berry Blast
  • 1233 - Blackberry Purple
  • 1263 - Dusty Lilac
  • 1264 - Lavender Ice
  • 1387 - Berry Frost
  • 1362 - Slate Purple
  • 1198 - Moonstone
  • 1030 - Light Periwinkle
  • 1364 - Storm Sky Blue
  • 1365 - Dusty Plum
  • 1175 - Dark Federal Blue
  • 1242 - Dark Denim
  • 1042 - Lapis
  • 1029 - Blue Jay
  • 1176 - Navajo Blue
  • 1177 - Blue Bird
  • 1434 - French Blue
  • 1134 - Royal Blue
  • 1133 - Forget-Me-Not
  • 1432 - Little Boy Blue
  • 1074 - Powder Blue
  • 1075 - Baby Blue
  • 1076 - True Blue
  • 1167 - Blue Ink
  • 1143 - China Blue
  • 1275 - Periwinkle
  • 1467 - Pea Coat
  • 1243 - Star-kissed Night
  • 1368 - Night Sky
  • 1043 - Navy
  • 1044 - Indigo
  • 1367 - Black Pear
  • 1244 - Darkest Night
  • 1153 - Frosted Glass
  • 1360 - Dusty Blue
  • 1353 - Blue Spruce
  • 1277 - Blueberry Smash
  • 1028 - Country Kitchen Blue
  • 1276 - Light Denim
  • 1375 - Work Shirt
  • 1376 - Space Blue
  • 1274 - Porcelain Blue
  • 1132 - Clear Blue
  • 1027 - Dolphin
  • 1373 - Cerulean Frost
  • 1497 - Peacock Blue
  • 1297 - Calypso Blue
  • 1476 - Independence Blue
  • 1296 - Deep Ocean
  • 1096 - Cobalt
  • 1092 - Summer Sky
  • 1294 - Liberty
  • 1295 - Cyan
  • 1095 - Larimar
  • 1094 - Caribbean Blue
  • 1093 - Azure Sea
  • 1089 - Sea Frost
  • 1289 - Silver Mound
  • 1291 - Marlin
  • 1091 - Teal Blue
  • 1163 - Steel Green
  • 1160 - Antique Blue
  • 1161 - Twilight
  • 1162 - Admiral Blue
  • 1252 - Neptune
  • 1290 - Mallard Teal
  • 1052 - Mermaid
  • 1293 - Malachite
  • 1090 - Deep Sky Blue
  • 1088 - Robin’s Egg
  • 1292 - Limestone
  • 1246 - Teal Green
  • 1185 - Dark Teal
  • 1298 - Tree Frog
  • 1380 - Oasis
  • 1299 - Green Turquoise
  • 1045 - Light Mint
  • 1279 - Tropical Teal
  • 1371 - Deep Sea
  • 1046 - Eucalyptus
  • 1245 - Sea Foam Green
  • 1280 - Oregon Green
  • 1284 - Emerald Sea
  • 1301 - Jade
  • 1247 - Bottle Green
  • 1480 - Rain Forest
  • 1304 - Ivy
  • 1219 - Hint of Mint
  • 1227 - Mint Jubilee
  • 1391 - Spruce Green
  • 1390 - Forest Green
  • 1397 - Evergreen
  • 1195 - Menthol
  • 1097 - Honeydew Melon
  • 1098 - Blue Grass
  • 1351 - Alligator
  • 1370 - Fir
  • 1103 - Hunter Green
  • 1479 - Emerald Isle
  • 1302 - Spearmint
  • 1079 - Celtic Green
  • 1250 - Christmas Green
  • 1251 - Kelly Green
  • 1051 - Bell Pepper
  • 1249 - Shamrock
  • 1377 - Kiwi
  • 1050 - Green Thumb
  • 1369 - Fresh Pine
  • 1101 - Wintergreen
  • 1047 - Celadon
  • 1392 - Silver Sage
  • 1396 - Dark Sage
  • 1303 - Fresh Oregano
  • 1395 - Rosemary
  • 1100 - Cucumber
  • 1099 - Leek
  • 1495 - Safari
  • 1451 - Celery
  • 1048 - Aloe
  • 1170 - Fern
  • 1049 - Lime Green
  • 1248 - Margarita Lime
  • 1469 - Granny Smith
  • 1489 - Clover
  • 1189 - Moss Green
  • 1169 - Split Pea
  • 1448 - Julep
  • 1104 - Scallion
  • 1102 - Light Moss Green
  • 1106 - Guacamole
  • 1156 - Palm Frond
  • 1140 - Avocado Green
  • 1449 - Key Lime
  • 1450 - Electric Lime
  • 1150 - Chartreuse
  • 1323 - Golden Wheat
  • 1193 - Peridot
  • 1350 - Citrus Green
  • 1190 - Sea Weed
  • 1196 - Medium Camo Green
  • 1352 - Old Gold
  • 1270 - Sawdust
  • 1070 - Tawny Tan
  • 1225 - Liquid Gold
  • 1372 - Honey
  • 1425 - Pumpkin Spice
  • 1470 - Vegas Gold
  • 1491 - Brass
  • 1255 - Khaki
  • 1344 - Camel
  • 1338 - Nutmeg
  • 1348 - Antique Bronze
  • 1273 - Peanut Brittle
  • 1191 - Gold Coin
  • 1194 - Dark Olive
  • 1494 - Olive Green
  • 1260 - Canvas
  • 1105 - Weeping Willow
  • 1157 - Marsh
  • 1357 - Dark Seaweed
  • 1406 - Dark Camo Green
  • 1306 - Army Green
  • 1305 - Chamois
  • 1339 - Spanish Moss
  • 1337 - Gray Mist
  • 1308 - Army Fatigues
  • 1394 - Kale
  • 1393 - Bass Green
  • 1055 - Latte
  • 1256 - Teddy Bear
  • 1173 - Autumn Gold
  • 1272 - Golden Retriever
  • 1056 - Golden Oak
  • 1057 - Caramel
  • 1126 - Light Brown Sugar
  • 1226 - Amber
  • 1257 - Bronze
  • 1258 - Grizzley Bear
  • 1158 - Chestnut
  • 1058 - Sienna
  • 1145 - Coffee Bean
  • 1059 - Dark Chocolate
  • 1127 - Loofah
  • 1342 - Fawn
  • 1142 - Peach Puff
  • 1054 - Tawny
  • 1259 - Cocoa
  • 1053 - Light Coral
  • 1174 - Cinnamon Stick
  • 1374 - Maroon
  • 1358 - Cedar Bark
  • 1036 - Raisin
  • 1445 - Cappuccino
  • 1430 - Dusky Mauve
  • 1431 - Bittersweet Chocolate
  • 1149 - Tusk
  • 1138 - Doe Skin
  • 1428 - Rice
  • 1128 - Taupe
  • 1230 - Root Beer
  • 1144 - Bark
  • 1336 - Saddle Brown
  • 1129 - Mud Pie
  • 1329 - Toasted Marshmellow
  • 1328 - Buckskin
  • 1130 - Chocolate Chip
  • 1131 - Espresso
  • 1229 - Clove
  • 1228 - Mink
  • 1136 - Dark Taupe
  • 1082 - Antique Ecru
  • 1084 - Sandy Shores
  • 1072 - Coconut Cream
  • 1060 - Pussywillow
  • 1063 - Elephant
  • 1062 - Rhino
  • 1460 - Ecru
  • 1071 - Baby’s Breath
  • 1410 - Ivory
  • 1405 - Goose Gray
  • 1463 - Willow
  • 1361 - Moody Gray
  • 1286 - Mist
  • 1040 - Weimaraner
  • 1287 - Gun Metal
  • 1318 - Graphite
  • 1439 - Ash
  • 1239 - Charcoal
  • 1240 - Stone
  • 1288 - Shark
  • 1085 - Cement
  • 1086 - Sterling Silver
  • 1087 - Silver Birch
  • 1010 - Gray Haze
  • 1012 - Smoke
  • 1118 - Overcast Gray
  • 1212 - Stainless Steel
  • 1415 - Battleship
  • 1461 - Iron Gray
  • 1440 - Cobblestone
  • 1411 - Silver
  • 1151 - Silver Moon
  • 1363 - Steel Lavender
  • 1164 - Twister
  • 1011 - Chrome
  • 1041 - Polished Pewter
  • 1241 - Obsidian
  • 1199 - Onyx
  • 1001 - Super White
  • 1002 - Snow White
  • 1003 - Cream White
  • 1004 - Natural White
  • 1005 - Fluorescent White
  • 1000 - Emerald Black
  • 1006 - Diamond Black
  • 1007 - Amber Black
  • 1008 - Ruby Black
  • 1009 - Sapphire Black