Find the perfect hex codes for your designs with this tool – Engadget

August 14, 2022 by No Comments

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Finding inspiration to incorporate into your next art project is easier said than done, especially regarding color. You could organize your findings on mood boards and even use AI to generate shades for you, but if you find the perfect hue in the wild, you would need a real-world eyedropper tool to pull its hex code for later use.

That’s where the Nix Mini can help. On sale now for $84, this color sensor allows you to scan a multitude of surfaces to pull exact matches, which you can save for future projects or share with clients and fellow creatives. Plus, it’s small enough to fit in a bag or pocket, making it an everyday carry essential for designers who enjoy finding inspiration from the world around them.

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

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

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

Generate precise color scans from your environment with the Nix Mini Color Sensor. You can purchase it today for $84 or 15 percent off.

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