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This tiny sensor takes the guesswork out of color-matching

Match the colors that inspire you most to name brand paints.

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Published Mar 2, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 11:03 pm CDT

Whether you’re painting a bedroom or re-vamping a website, finding the right color can be a Herculean effort. If you’ve got an upcoming design project, make your life easier and get a Nix Mini Color Sensor.

This thing is straight out of the future: you just scan any colored surface (it works on everything from dye to vinyl to plastic), and the Nix matches its color to one of the 28,000 brand name paint colors in its library. And it’s not just limited to paint, because the color library also includes RGB, HEX, CMYK, and LAB colors (talk about thorough). You can even share colors with others via email or social media.

The best part is, the Nix fits in your pocket because it’s smaller than a ping-pong ball. Its solid-state technology makes it super durable, so you can even stick it on a keychain and carry it around with you wherever you go.

Whether you’re a graphic designer or just a parent trying to find the right shade of Lego yellow for their kid’s bedroom (their idea, not yours), this tool will take the guesswork out of color matching for you. Get the Nix Mini Color Sensor for $69 from the Daily Dot store, reduced from $99.

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*First Published: Mar 2, 2018, 10:00 am CST