We’ve honed our color expertise for over 120 years

At Archroma Color Management, we’re equipped to manage the execution of your color, even amidst the many challenges you face, from global sourcing to ambitious deadlines. Every Archroma employee speaks the language of color, which leads to faster, easier color approvals, all for the sake of enhancing your color management success. Our goal is to help you achieve accurate color first, then accelerate your time to market with our tools, services, and support systems.

Ultimately, we believe we’re color problem-solvers. Why? Because we can provide innovative solutions to manage color standards and palettes along the whole textile chain for retailers, brands, vendors, and textile mills. We offer the required tools—through web-based software and customized services—for color searching, color matching, color standards, and the communication of seasonal color palettes.

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Custom color. Your exact color. Every time.

At Archroma Color Management, we understand that you have highly specialized color needs, which is why we offer custom color matching services. We develop shades on a variety of fabrics and have the expertise to meet the most stringent color specifications. We know you have tight deadlines and production requirements to meet, so simply send in the design target you would like matched and we’ll go to work, and we won’t rest until we’ve met your color needs with accuracy.

Ultimately, you’ll receive a unique Engineered Color. Engineered Color Standards can be used for communicating your colors to your producing mills, which leads to the best possible product correlation. Our Design Tools are also available to assist designers during the creative process while presenting, promoting, and developing their seasonal palettes.

Color apps. Where technology and the color spectrum unite.

For color, the Information Age has only expanded the possibilities. At Archroma Color Management, we strive to remain at the forefront of color technology, and our apps serve as evidence of this commitment to innovation. We continuously seek ways to fuse the tangible with the digital, all in the name of making the color needs of our clients more easily attainable. No matter how specific your need, our platform of apps will make the process of finding the perfect color as seamless—and accurate—as possible.

Atlas Color Search

With over 4,300 colors, the Color Atlas by Archroma features a multitude of options. While that might seem daunting, with the online Atlas color search finding matches is easier than ever before. Using your mobile device, you can find the exact color you’re looking for. Simply take photos to instantly search the library, or utilize existing images and pictures to assist in your search, too. Keep in mind that you can also search using RGB, Hex, L*a*b*, and .qtx.

Use your mobile device to take photos, or use existing images to search the Color Atlas by Archroma® to find matching colors. The online color search also includes RGB, Hex, L*a*b* and .qtx

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Color Atlas Online

Color Atlas Online has one sole purpose: it lets our customers browse every single one of our colors with ease. Every color has a dedicated page with information relevant to that color, including similar colors, dyeing recipes, and technical support access for vendors and dye mill suppliers.

The online color search includes RGB, Hex, L*a*b*, and .qtx, and you can browse specific tone categories such as Bright, Dull, Light, Pale, Grayish etc. With a responsive design for desktop, mobile, and tablet browsing, and a platform for social sharing of colors, our Digital Atlas App brings the entire spectrum right to your fingertips.

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Archroma Communicator

Archroma Communicator is the foundation of the Archroma Color Management application suite. This innovative color assessment tool is a web-based application that allows the continuous evaluation of information from your global supply chain. The system connects to most of today’s spectrophotometers, allowing for flexibility and rapid adaptability.

Product users can access the application anywhere the Internet is available—not just from your regional offices or headquarters. Wherever you’re located, you’re provided faster global transparency and control over your product. Keep in mind we can help you customize the system to manage your unique data and reporting requirements, too.

User Benefits:

  • No installation required, access anywhere with web connection
  • Secure, centralized digital color data storage
  • Access via mobile devices available
  • Utilizes proprietary colorimetric software
  • Optimized global shade approval work flow
  • Create a global information network to build your supply chain
  • Upload and securely store data from your personal color library
  • Customized data management and reporting

When collecting submits from your suppliers, the samples and information must be sent in for a final color assessment. Using Archroma Communicator, your mills and vendors submit this information online, which eliminates the need for duplication in data entry, as well as the opportunity for errors. Once the color rejections or approvals are made, your suppliers get the feedback online at their own personalized screen. It’s a secure network, one that requires your approval for entry. It guarantees data integrity, and simplifies reporting on vendor and dye house efficiency.

Brand Online Library

Our Brand Online Library povides web-based facilitation of color palette development. Multiple palettes and projects can be tracked and managed, which means your partners in global color management can enjoy the experience of remarkable collaboration all around the world. We’ve simplified the installation and setup; an Internet connection, user ID, and password are the only essential requirements on your end. You can also sleep easy knowing that your data is secure on Archroma’s state-of-the-art cloud hosting environment.

The bigger the brand or retailer, the greater the number of seasons, and the more elaborate the color plan and the less time you have available, the greater the advantages of Brand Online Library. In a word, the tool “dehassles” an important process for practically everyone in the global color management operation.

Brand Online Library allows you to:

  • Build and track seasonal palettes
  • Communicate changes, updates, additions, and deletions in palettes
  • Automatically check for color name or actual color duplication within new or existing palettes
  • Integrate palette due dates, color development calendars, and timelines
  • Associate multiple colors and palettes in a given season
  • Easily carry over color from previous seasons
  • Have report writing capabilities for tracking and monitoring color development calendars at your fingertips
  • Manage additional custom defined information for colors and palettes
  • Integrate to other systems via API

Training and consulting. When It Comes to Color, We Love Sharing Our Knowledge

Archroma Color Management Academy

At the Archroma Color Management Academy, our textile experts come together to provide our clients with the most beneficial and unique training courses they have ever experienced before. We offer a selection of customer favorites for your organization, but upon request we can always develop a program tailored specifically to your needs.

What it takes (3 days): Our most popular course, this covers a wide range of topics that includes color theory, overview of dyes by type, and quality control. Hands-on experience in our state-of-the-art laboratory is an integral part of this course, too.

Dyer for a day (1 day): Learn about the equipment and the internal workings of a textile color matching laboratory. You’ll experience firsthand the process of taking of a color from inception through lab dip. BYOC (bringing your own color) is highly encouraged.

Quality control (1 day): Here you’ll discover the variables that influence fabric color, and how you can control them. You’ll also learn about: instrumentation and proper maintenance; repeatability and measurement error; and achievability and the importance of starting with a proper standard.

Dyeing to know (1 day): Learn about the most common dyestuff classes from insiders. Instructors will discuss strengths and weaknesses of each class, along with factors that can help you make informed decisions.

Dyeing to know more (2 days): Our most intense class covers the ins and outs of the different dyestuff classes and application methods. Participants should expect liberal doses of hands-on work in the laboratory.


Utilize Archroma Color Management’s extensive global resources to help solve your most challenging problems. These may include:

Supply chain quality problems: Archroma can employ its global labs and teams of experts to analyze and develop solutions to get your production back on track.

Product development Archroma experts can be integral team members during early stages of product development. The best problem is one that is avoided. Our manufacturing experts will contribute to the innovation process and help prevent costly and unexpected problems. Furthermore, Archroma’s lab and pilot facilities can develop color or finish samples to help you make the most informed decisions.

Resource optimization: Energy and water are scarce resources. Utilizing Archroma’s OneWay app, our experts will model dyeing and finishing processes utilized in your supply chain. This will allow them to identify areas for improvement, and recommend optimized processes that will allow your products to be produced more sustainably and efficiently.

Technical Support. We love helping our customers

Color Matching Technical Support for Textile Vendors and Dye Mills

  • Technical Color Matching Support
  • Adapting recipes for fiber type and production processes
  • Specific technical requirements for different markets
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Color Atlas recipe support

Recipes available for

  • Cotton
  • Polyester
  • Nylon

Click on the below, enter The Color Atlas ID in the search bar at the upper right hand corner.

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  • Order history
  • Reprint invoices and much more

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Engineered color standards. Accurately communicating your color.

Engineered to meet the most rigid color demands

Engineered Color Standards, whether based on the Color Atlas by Archroma® or developed as custom colors for specific brands and retailers, are used for communicating your colors to your producing mills, which leads to the best possible product consistency.

Use our creative standard format, which was designed to meet the needs of dyers. Or, if you feel the need, you can design a custom layout to meet your company’s specific requirements. For example, color standards can be customized with your brand information, dye recipes, and your specific contact info.

Engineered Color Standards from Archroma are proven to:

  • Expedite color approvals
  • Give mills a realistic “matchable” target
  • Reduce metamerism on coordinates
  • Minimize compromises in color approvals due to “best we can do” submits
  • Have a high swatch-to-swatch consistency

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