Find the perfect hex codes for your designs with this tool


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Finding inspiration to incorporate into your next art project is easier said than done, especially when it comes to color. You can arrange your findings on and even , but if you find the perfect hue in nature, you’ll need a real-world eyedropper tool to extract its hex code for later use.

This is where the Nix Mini can help. , this color sensor lets you scan a multitude of surfaces for exact matches, which you can save for future projects or share with clients and other creatives. Plus, it’s small enough to fit in a bag or pocket, making it a must-have everyday accessory for designers who like to find inspiration in the world around them.

Using the Nix Mini is simple. First, download the Nix Digital mobile app, connect to the device via Bluetooth, and scan a surface such as a painted wall, vinyl wrap, leather jacket, or roll of fabric. The Mini blocks out ambient light to send an accurate reading to your phone in the form of sRGB, CMYK and LAB codes. You can organize multiple scans into color palettes to use in your graphic design projects.

In the meantime, you may find Nix Paints extremely valuable if you’re an interior designer, general contractor, or carpenter. This app provides over 100,000 paint color suggestions from brands like Benjamin Moore, Dulux, Farrow & Ball and Sherwin Williams. Alternatively, if you are the client, you can share these suggestions with your contractors, so they know precisely what you want your project to look like.

The ease of use of the Nix Mini earned it five stars in our store. Verified Buyer Ronald S. shared, “This product is great for matching older paint that has changed color from its original color. The color sensor saved me from having to completely repaint a wall. Similarly, customer David H. said, “We’ve used the Nix to match paint on drywall repairs. It worked very well, a pleasant surprise, as the old paint had changed slightly (oxidized) from one repair location to another.

Generate accurate color scans from your surroundings with the Nix Mini Color Sensor. You can or 15 percent off.

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