Nix Mini

A compact color tool that gives you an eye for color

Whether it’s to find a paint color for your home or to pull inspiration for digital designs, the Nix Mini will get the best color match in seconds. Just place, scan, and save. It’s that easy.

The Nix Mini scans a green background. The results are shown on the phone.


It’s smaller than a ping pong ball and fits comfortably on your keychain or lanyard


The Nix Mini is built with a rechargeable battery, with the power for more than 3,000 scans in a single charge

Solid State

Completely solid state technology means the Nix Mini is extremely durable, ready for any environment

Factory Calibrated

Say goodbye to unreliable calibration cards. All Nix devices come calibrated out-of-box!

Award Winning

Nix technology is award winning, recognized by prestigious design councils like Red Dot and German Design Awards

Made in Canada

From design to inspection, all of our devices are proudly made in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Paint confidently using your favorite brands

Picking the perfect paint colors for your home shouldn’t be stressful. Ease your home reno sorrows using the Nix Mini as your interior design guide.

Go from thousands of paint color options to the right handful in a matter of seconds. You’ll be able to build the perfect palette and paint your home with confidence.

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Device Size:
1.5 x 1 inches (3.8 x 2.5 centimeters)

Device Weight: 
0.6 ounces (17 grams)

Aperture Size:
0.6 inches (14 millimeters)

Device Requirements:
Smartphone or tablet operating:

–   Android 4.4 or newer with Bluetooth 4.0
–   iOS 8.0 or newer

Compatible Apps:
Nix Paints  |  Free on Android or iOS
Nix Digital  |  Free on Android or iOS

Hear from our Customers

Super useful tool for anyone in the design business or who paints frequently 🙂

Kim Johnson Desire to Inspire - Design Blog

Easy to use app. Integration between the Nix and Android OS is transparent and does not get in the way of the users experience. Intuitive controls and accurate color analysis. Well designed and engineered. Nice job, Nix!

Dominic D. Amazon Review

I have owned several paint color sensors over the years. This is the first one out of the box that actually worked. I am well pleased with the Mini unit.

Steve Bilby Amazon Review

I have had my Nix for a couple of months now and I absolutely LOVE IT! I am a certified Color Consultant and deal with color every single day of the week. On the very first day I had my new tool (Nix) I had a client that needed a small touch up of paint in her bathroom. It was a crazy intense blackish teal color. I decided to pull out my Nix instead of pulling out my fan deck. It perfectly matched her color. I was hooked after that experience. I pull it out all day long for all kinds of different scenarios! The uses are endless. I never leave home without my Nix now. I love it.

Marnie Marnie's Color Design

Very accurate color analysis built into the Nix Mini

Bret Schnitker Amazon Review

Moved into a new house and they did not leave us ANY of the paint for the walls, ceilings, etc. Nix Mini has helped us to figure out every single color and even where to get it nearby! We have even used it to come up with new color choices in some places. Above and beyond what we thought was even possible with this thing; so freaking cool.

Justin M. Amazon Review
A pair of hands are holding the Nix Mini to an orange to scan, while holding their phone

Ready to take one home?

$99 USD

Nix Mini Color Sensor

WORLD-WIDE SHIPPING –  Free shipping to USA & Canada only

1x Nix Mini Color Sensor
1x Nix Mini Lanyard
1x Micro USB Cable
1x Quick start guide
FREE lifetime access to the Nix Paints Android & iOS Apps
FREE lifetime access to the Nix Digital Android & iOS Apps

We have a 30-day money back guarantee. If you try the Nix Mini and find that it doesn’t suit your needs or workflow, you can return it for your money back, no questions asked.

Every Nix Mini comes standard with a one year warranty that covers all manufacturers defects.

Free world-wide standard shipping is available!  If you’d like to upgrade, you can still get an instant quote after adding to the cart.

Disclaimer: Shipments may be liable for local customs and duties. These customs and duties are the responsibility of the recipient. Nix Sensor Ltd. cannot determine what local customs and duties might be, please contact your local customs office for further information.

Use the chat function in the bottom-left hand corner of the screen to talk with a real person in our office.

Send us a message at

Main Office: +1.905.581.6363 (Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET)
Toll Free (NA): +1.800.649.1387 (Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET)
San Francisco: +1.415.632.3448 (Mon-Fri 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. PT)

Note: All purchases are subject to the terms set out in our End User License Agreement.

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Additional information

Weight 130 g
Dimensions 5.75 × 2.25 × 1.25 in