Color charts to create your own color scheme

There are a lot of Miyuki Delica beads and luckily there is a color chart you can use. Today I want to show you how you can easily set your own color scheme using the Miyuki Delica color charts which are available on the website of the manufacturer. Want to know how? Keep reading.

Every year Miyuki comes with new colors for you to use in your project. Some colors come as others leave the stores for good. Today I want to show you the color charts of Miyuki Delica and how you can use them for putting your own color scheme together. Always keep in mind that the colors on the charts might be a bit different than in real life.


Most people use programs such as BeadsTool 4 to create patterns. In BeadsTool you’ll find most of the available colors of Miyuki but also Toho. The colors are almost a direct match taking off the Miyuki Charts from the Miyuki website. It makes it easier to set up a pattern like this and to match the colors. But what if you don’t have a beadstool program? You can use some simple tricks to create your own color scheme by using the internet instead.

Miyuki uploaded a bunch of color schemes on their website which you can find here. You can open de charts through the application they provided. If you want to create a color scheme by hand, you can simply look up some colors you love and create it by writing down the color DB code – which stands for Delica Bead.. But what if you have a pattern or photo and need the beads matching these colors?

How to create a color scheme

There are several ways to create a color scheme. I want to talk about two of them today. Please remind that when not using a beadstool program, you need to do more then just select the colors and give it a go. You can start by looking up ‘ImageColorPicker‘ in your browser and upload the photo or pattern you want to use. Pick every color you love and hold it next to the color charts on the Miyuki website. It is a bit more work but it can keep you going creating awesome pattern that are just a look-a-like of an existing pattern.

You can use some simple tricks to create your own color scheme by using the internet instead.

The second methode you can use is the other way around. Create a color scheme yourself by using the ‘Coolors’ and match the colors you have chosen to the colors on the Miyuki color chart. Always keep in mind that the beads can look a bit different and also how they are made. When picking out a transparent mint for sample, you can see the color laying underneath it such as your skin when wearing it. Also metallic colors are more sparkling then matt colors and so on.

If you have another methode for picking out colors and to create something awesome with it, let me know!