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Most Popular / Frequently Used Thread Colors

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.

You may use up to 10 colors and one twill (background) color without incurring any extra charges. So be creative!

Please remember that individual monitor calibrations may vary and colors may not appear exact.

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

Complete Thread Color Chart

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

Additional Thread Options

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: 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 fifteen 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 Dark BrownDark NavyFuchsia
Pale YellowChocolate BrownNavyPink
YellowBrownLight NavyLight Pink
CreamLight BrownUltra MarineLavender
Yellow-GoldCopperDark Royal BlueLight Purple
Athletic GoldBronzeRoyalPurple
Light OrangeEarth BrownBlueTeal
CarrotKhakiElectricSage
OrangeTanOceanMint
Red-OrangeBeigeMedium BlueSpring Green
Orange-RedBlue-GrayPeriwinkleKelly Green
RedLight GrayDodger BlueEmerald
Dark RedSilver GraySky BlueJungle Green
MaroonGrayAquaForest
NudeDark GrayLight BlueDark Olive
PeachCharcoalBaby BlueOlive
WhiteBlackPowder BlueOlive Drab

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. 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.