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Stadri's Thread and Twill Color Charts

Stadri makes choosing colors for your patches easy. Just choose from our popular thread color choices below.
With over 250 thread colors to choose from, there is a color for every need. When making a patch of a logo or other design that needs to be as close as possible, send us the Pantone (PMS) color number, and we will choose the closest-matching thread color. When choosing colors, using contrasting colors will make for a more dramatic and beautiful patch. Please remember that individual monitor calibrations may vary and colors may not appear exact.

 

Most Popular / Frequently Used Thread Colors

900 - Black Black 488 - Charcoal Charcoal 335 - Navy Blue Navy Blue
800 - White White 486 - Dark Gray Dark Gray 366 - Royal Blue Royal Blue
700 - Red Red 485 - Gray Gray 365 - Blue Blue
535 - Orange Orange 483 - Light Gray Light Gray 363 - Blue Sky Blue
543 - Yellow Yellow 200 - Green Green 223 - Teal Teal
546 - Yellow Gold Yellow Gold 232 - Spring Green Spring Green 312 - Blue Gray Blue Gray
524 - Athletic Gold Athletic Gold 246 - Forest Green Forest Green 673 - Lavender Lavender
563 - Gold Gold 246 - Forest Green Olive Green 676 - Purple Purple
737 - Brown Brown 285 - Olive Drab Olive Drab 126 - Pink Pink
738 - Chocolate Brown Chocolate Brown 843 - Khaki Khaki 129 - Magenta Magenta
739 - Dark Brown Dark Brown 751 - Flesh Flesh 194 - Maroon Maroon
722 - Tan Tan 520 - Off White Off White 54 - Burnt Orange Burnt Orange

 

Didn't find the color you were looking for?
Complete Color Chart

 

Off-White
Cream
Pale Athletic Gold
Light Athletic Gold
Athletic Gold
Dark Athletic Gold
Light Warm Brown
Warm Brown
Dark Warm Brown
Deep Warm Brown
Pale Cyan
Light Cyan
Cyan
Dark Cyan
Light Tan
Tan
Dark Tan
Light Dusty Rose
Dusty Rose
Dark Dusty Rose
Powder
Pale Pink
Light Pink
Medium Pink
Pink
Deep Pink
Pale Green
Pale Mint
Light Mint
Mint
Light Kelly
Kelly
Emerald
Pale Sky
Light Sky
Baby Blue
Dodger Blue
Medium Blue
Royal Blue
Ultra Marine
Pastel Green
Wintergreen
Pine
Dark Pine
Deep Red
Burgundy
Deep Burgundy
Dark Burgundy
Maroon
Icy Blue
Pacific Blue
Ocean
Deep Ocean
Light Chromium
Chromium
Olive
Dark Olive
Pastel Pink
Puce
Light Flesh
Flesh
Light Burnt Orange
Burnt Orange
Rust
Salmon
Dark Salmon
Deep Salmon
Pale French Gray
French Gray
Dark French Gray
Hot Magenta
Red
Bright Red
White
Black
Lime
Kiwi
Light Spring Green
Spring Green
Dark Spring Green
Light Gray
Silver Gray
Pewter
Gray
Dark Gray
Charcoal
Pale Gold
Light Gold
Gold
Antique Gold
Dark Antique Gold
Pale Cool Brown
Cool Brown
Dark Cool Brown
Pale Brown
Light Brown
Earth Brown
Milk Chocolate
Brown
Dark Brown
Pale Sea Foam
Sea Foam
Light Teal
Teal
Deep Teal
Pale Yellow
Light Lemon
Lemon
Yellow
Deep Yellow
Yellow-Gold
Apricot
Orange Peel
Carrot
Pale Forest
Light Forest
Forest
Dark Forest
Pale Warm Gray
Light Warm Gray
Warm Gray
Deep Warm Gray
Dark Warm Gray
Light Moss
Moss
Deep Moss
Dark Moss
Light Dirty Gray
Dirty Gray
Lilac
Medium Purple
Light Purple
Purple
Pale Fuchsia
Light Fuchsia
Fuchsia
Dark Fuchsia
Light Khaki
Khaki
Deep Khaki
Dark Khaki
Wheat
Hazel
Cinnamon
Mahogany
Pale Blue Gray
Light Blue Gray
Blue Gray
Dark Blue Gray
Sage
Dark Sage
Light Spruce
Spruce
Dark Spruce
Pale Old Gold
Light Old Gold
Old Gold
Deep Old Gold
Dark Old Gold
Pink Flesh
Peach
Dark Peach
Light Orange
Orange
Tangerine
Bright Orange
Deep Orange
Pale Blue-Green
Deep Periwinkle
Blue Green
Light Smoke
Smoke
Dark Smoke
Tan Flesh
Tan Flesh II
Blue Violet
Bronze
Pale Blue
Cornflower
Blue
Dark Royal
Navy
Dark Navy
Midnight
Pale Magenta
Light Magenta
Magenta
Dark Magenta
Plum
Vermilion
Deep Vermilion
Dark Vermilion
Olive
Dark Olive
Pale Floral Pink
Light Floral Pink
Floral Pink
Dark Floral Pink
Pale Violet
Light Violet
Violet
Deep Violet
Doe
Clay
Red-Brown
Green-Yellow
Yellow-Green Drab
ACU Green
Light Cool Olive Drab
Cool Olive Drab
Light Turquoise
Turquoise
Dark Turquoise
Ash Blue
Slate Blue
Dark Blue Green
Light Olive Drab
Olive Drab
Dark Olive Drab
Fluorescent Green
Safety Green
Dark Fluorescent Red
Fluorescent Bubble Gum
Fluorescent Yellow
Fluorescent Gold
Light Fluorescent Orange
Fluorescent Orange
Fluorescent Pink
Hot Pink

Also Available:
Metallic SIlver and Gold

 

 

Additional Thread Options

Embroidered patches can be decorated many different ways. Because certain additional options use special threads and manufacturing techniques, they can often incur additional fees.

Metallic Thread: Custom patches embroidered with metallic thread have a special luster. Silver and gold are the most commonly used metallic threads, but other colors can be used. Metallic thread costs extra; therefore, it is often used to highlight unique parts of a design.

Neon Thread: Neon thread is extra bright! Available in a variety of colors, neon thread can provide extra vibrancy over standard colors.

Military Subdued: A combination of colors that match military uniforms, Paintball, and airsoft team colors. The most popular subdued colors are forest, ACU light, muiticam, ACU dark, desert, arctic, and arid.

Glow-in-the-Dark Thread: When it gets dark out, glow-in-the-dark thread shines! A popular option with the Boy Scouts, glow-in-the-dark thread is best used in low-wear situations, as the coating that makes the thread glow can be fragile. Not every thread color is available in the glow-in-the-dark option; it is available in mostly white and pale shades of green and yellow.

Additional Thread colors: For truly complex designs, more than ten thread colors can be used. Its important to remember that a small patch with many thread colors can become messy in appearance when embroidered and lose some of its message. Extra thread colors are an additional ten cents each per patch.

 

Twill / Fabric Background Color Chart

As the fabric that the image is stitched onto, twill is an important aspect of the patch process. A fully embroidered patch has no base fabric exposed. Often, fully embroidered patches will be more expensive because they use more thread.

Different fabric types other than cotton twill are available as well. Greater than 99% of custom patch orders use the standard cotton twill, of which the color chart below is based. If you do not have a knowledge of different types of fabrics and you are looking for a standard embroidered patch, or this is your first patch order, go with cotton twill. In fact, cotton twill is what you will be given by default—even if you make no mention of twill type at the time of ordering.

 

Off White
Pale Yellow
Yellow
Cream
Yellow-Gold
Athletic Gold
Light Orange
Carrot
Orange
Red-Orange
Orange-Red
Red
Dark Red
Maroon
Dark Brown
Chocolate Brown
Brown
Light Brown
Copper
Bronze
Earth Brown
Khaki
Tan
Beige
Dark Navy
Navy
Light Navy
Ultra Marine
Dark Royal Blue
Royal
Blue
Electric
Ocean
Medium Blue
Periwinkle
Blue-Gray
Dodger Blue
Sky Blue
Aqua
Light Blue
Baby Blue
Powder Blue
Light Gray
Silver Gray
Gray
Dark Gray
Charcoal
Black
Fuchsia
Pink
Light Pink
Lavender
Light Purple
Purple
Teal
Sage
Mint
Spring Green
Kelly Green
Emerald
Jungle Green
Forest
Dark Olive
Olive
Olive Drab
Nude
Peach
White

Also Available:
Safety Orange and Reflective Gray

 

 

 

Additional Twill Options

Polyester: Polyester fabric is a common choice that is available in a wide range of colors.
Velveteen: Velveteen is a fabric that is made in imitation of velvet.
Felt: Felt is a non-woven fabric that is produced by matting, pressing, and condensing woolen fibers together.
Camouflage: Camouflage twills are extremely popular for military patches and are colored in a variety of camouflaged patterns.
Denim: Denim is a rugged twill made of cotton.
Reflective: Reflective twills add visibility to the patch when light comes in contact with it. Reflective twill is a popular option for those who work in poor visibility environments and motorcycle groups. Available only in dark gray.
Flame Resistant: Flame resistant twills are coated with a chemical that protects the patch from ignition. This is a good option for fire departments.


Additional Special Options and Patch Customizations

3-D Embroidery: Stitches can be layered on top of each other two or three times to give text and images further dimension. Similarly, thread can be embroidered over foam to give the patch a three dimensional look that pops—commonly referred to as a puff patch. An advanced method for embroidered patches, puff embroidery gives embroidered patches further depth. Puff embroidery is a common embroidery technique used on caps and hats worn by professional baseball players. 3-D embroidery is best used on patches with very simple designs, because fine details can be lost in this process.

Crystals & Rhinestones: Crystals, rhinestones, and other jewels can easily be incorporated into a design to highlight important features. For a truly elegant look, Swarovski brand crystals can be used.

Lights & L.E.D.s: Light Emitting Diodes (L.E.D.s) can give embroidered patches lots of light. These are popular when making key chains or using as eyes.

Stadri Emblems assumes by submission of your design to Stadri Emblems, you have legal ownership of any and all logos, designs, text, graphics, trademarks and copyrights, and the selection and arrangement thereof. You also guarantee that you have the legal right to reproduce and/or have reproduced the above-mentioned properties. Stadri Emblems assumes no legal liability in any trademark or copyright infringement disputes.
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