ZENCOLORCODE®
ZENCOLORCODE® (ZCC)
ONE COLOR STANDARD FROM START TO FINISH
After removing the duplication from over 16.77 million colors mapped to the sRGB color space (the native language for all display monitors) what remains is a universal digital standard that consists of an expandable range of over 4,000 unique color swatches, each represented by a simple 4-digit code.  zenColorCode (ZCC) was specifically created and patented to provide a usable standard for color communication, cross-referencing, eCommerce search, data analytics, and data marketing.
Introducing zenColorCode®
The future of digital color.

the challenge of communicating color

X-Rite PANTONE Inc. | March 16, 2016

“In any discussion of color, a great place to start is with the challenges we face in communicating color. Here is an example that demonstrates color communication challenges. How would you describe the color of this rose? Would you say it’s yellow, sort of lemon yellow or maybe a bright canary yellow? Ask the same question of a couple of your colleagues and compare notes.

The perception and interpretation of color is highly subjective. Eye fatigue, age, the environment in which you are viewing the color and other factors can influence color perception.

But even without such physical considerations, each observer interprets color based on personal preferences. Each person also verbally defines an object’s color differently. As a result, objectively communicating a particular color to another person without using some type of standard is difficult. There also must be a way to compare one color to the next with accuracy.

The solution to this conundrum is a measurement instrument that explicitly identifies the color being measured; that is, an instrument that differentiates one color from all others and assigns it a numeric value.”

Understanding the problem with color communication is one thing, solving it is another.

ZENCOLORCODE IS THE SOLUTION

Unlike print color systems, the zenColorCode® (ZCC) normalizes the entire sRGB color space and instantly translates all of the mapped coordinates into a universal digital standard consisting of an expandable range of over 4,000 unique colors. That makes it easy to cross reference your internal color names and color numbers to the corresponding 4-digit zenColorCode.

Can’t find two print swatch books that match? Can’t find two monitors that display color the same way? It no longer matters.
With ZCC® you can always trust the 4-digit code.
THE POWER OF NORMALIZATION
ZENCOLORCODE®
A NORMALIZED UNIVERSAL DIGITAL COLOR STANDARD
ZCC® COLOR PICKER
zenColorCode® (ZCC) normalizes the RGB color space and translates it into an organized, usable universal standard. All color is displayed on a monitor with RGB which means that HSB/V, HSL, CIELab, and CMYK must also be displayed in RGB, which is the native language for all digital devices. The zenColorCode (ZCC) doesn’t just provide a normalized standard for RGB, it can be used to map and translate all other systems that depend on a digital monitor to display.
As a fashion industry executive who has managed multiple brands, product segments, trend and design teams, I understand the challenges of coordinating and communicating color from trend to production. With the current tools at my disposal, the process is time consuming, cumbersome, and antiquated— especially in today’s digital world.

My zenColorConnect app comes fully loaded with an expandable range of over 4,000 ZCC® swatches which can be accurately communicated with my team via email or text.  zenColor has transformed how color standards are selected, managed, communicated, and archived throughout the development and production process.

If you don’t speak zenColor, you should learn. I did. Krissy Blakeway

President, k.b. Consultants

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OUR COLOR-BASED SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS WILL REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY YOU WORK
Our products seamlessly integrate into your workflow for faster more efficient color management. Powered by our digital color standard, our patented software applications are affordable, efficient, and radically different than anything on the market today.
ZENCOLORCONNECT
DESKTOP
Eliminate the time,
expense, and inefficiency
of communicating color
with physical swatches.
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ZENCOLORCONNECT
MOBILE
Use the camera in
your cell phone as a
color management tool.
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ZENCOLOR LIFECYCLE
MANAGEMENT WEBAPP
Our “front-end” web
application provides
user-friendly access to
the powerful backend
applications through the
convenience of a
web browser.
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ZENCOLOR®
SEARCH
A paradigm shift
in the way online
shoppers will soon
search for products,
both on mobile and
desktop devices.
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ZENCOLORBOOK
.ASE
Download the complete
ZCC® Swatch Library into
your existing design
tools.
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