Find accurate paints and color codes with this $74 sensor

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Whether you work in design or have a strong sense of aesthetics, you probably know that every little detail matters. This can be especially true for color. , upholstery hues, and even the hue of your tile or brickwork can determine how cohesive (or off-putting) an interior space looks. So if you’ve ever wished Photoshop’s handy eyedropper tool existed in real life, the Nix Mini Color Sensor V2 might just do the trick.

Ideal for contractors, decorators and hobbyists, the Nix Mini can scan and identify colors on a wide range of surfaces and match them to over 100,000 tints, including brand paints. during our Spring Refresh sale, this tool can help you find accurate matches for professional renovations and personal projects.

This pocket gadget is calibrated right out of the box and features a simple setup. Simply sync the device with the Nix Paints app and Nix Digital on Android or iOS via Bluetooth. Then you can scan all kinds of surfaces, from walls and plastic objects to leather, fabric, vinyl and more. The Mini blocks out ambient light, and Nix claims the sensor collects accurate readings every time.

Need to find a paint color? Nix Paints automatically references your scans against an extensive color database, including options from brands such as Benjamin Moore, Dulux, Farrow & Ball and Sherwin Williams. Alternatively, digital artists could map readouts to CMYK, HEX, LAB, and sRGB codes. This could make the Nix Mini an everyday item if you like to use your surroundings as inspiration. You can even share your findings with friends, clients and colleagues.

With so many creative variables in design and DIY, it’s good to know that perfectly matched shades are possible, at least when you get your shades right. The Nix Mini Color Sensor V2 is on sale for $84, but you can save $10 during our Spring Refresh sale by using code SPRING10 at checkout, .

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