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Nix Color Sensor Ltd. is a world leader in digital color sensing equipment and workflow solutions. Our patented technology allows our users to instantly determine the exact color of any physical object and bring it into the digital world. 

We are partnered with over 30 brand-name paint brands, including Benjamin-Moore, PPG, Sherwin-Williams and AkzoNobel, to help customers find the closest paint matches to any scanned surface. In addition to paint, our Nix devices are able to provide color details for digital and design media, and are involved in various other industries, including agriculture, beauty/make-up, and fashion (to name a few). It is our mission to provide customers with a seamless user experience; to both enhance the productivity of their workflow, and to increase color confidence in any industry.

Our dedicated team is constantly working hard to push the boundaries of the color industry. Since the release of the Nix Pro Color Sensor in 2015, we’ve been listening to the needs of our customers to create an exciting and innovative product line. The Nix Mini Color Sensor was released in 2017 as an affordable, compact tool, perfect for anyone in the paint and design industry, and the Nix Quality Control Color Sensor, released earlier this year, streamlines any color management process, allowing the user to visualize detailed scan data quickly and efficiently within their defined parameters.  

About our CEO and Founder, Matthew Sheridan

Matthew Sheridan is an avid inventor and has worked tirelessly since graduating from McMaster University with a B.Eng.Mgmt. – Mechatronics, on bringing innovative products to market. One such product is the Nix Pro Color Sensor, which revolutionized the way professionals measure colour. Since the company’s early beginnings in 2013, Sheridan has grown the company to 13 employees, shipped product to over 37 countries and sold to various industries such as Paints and Coatings, Food and Agriculture, Health and Beauty, and Interior Design. Some of the accolades awarded to him include the Ernest C. Manning award winner and Entrepreneur of the Year recipient from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce.

Learn more about our CEO, Matthew Sheridan.

Nix CEO, Matthew Sheridan
National Hardware Show: New Product Launch Awards 2019, Paint and Accessories – Nix Mini Color Sensor
Canada’s Top New Growth Companies 2018 – Nix Sensor Ltd. Ranks No. 33 on the 2018 Startup 50
German Design Award Winner 2018, Excellent Product Design – Nix Pro Color Sensor & Nix Mini Color Sensor
Red Dot Design Award Winner 2017 – Nix Pro Color Sensor
Lion’s Lair 2016 business competition (Finalist, First Place Winner)
People’s Choice Award, Lion’s Lair 2016
Engineering Project of the Year, Innovative Project Category 2016 – The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and Hamilton/Halton Engineering Week Committee
Entrepreneur of the Year – Ontario Chamber of Commerce (Finalist, Winners TBA)
Entrepreneur of the Year – Hamilton Chamber of Commerce (Finalist)
Ernest C. Manning Innovation Award (Finalist, Winners)
Invited Exhibitor, The Next Web Europe 2013
Invited Exhibitor, Consumer Electronics Show 2013
Member, The Forge Technology Accelerator – Innovation Factory (Hamilton, ON)
Member, REV Sales Accelerator – Communitech (Waterloo, ON)
Winner, UP Global (CES 2013)

Paint Matching Just Got Easer with the Nix Mini 2 Color Sensor (

Nix Pro 2 and Nix Mini color sensors are powerful, easy-to-use additions to any creative pro toolkit (

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This Pocket-Size Device Makes Color Matching Easy Wherever You Are (

Take the Stress Out of Gift-Giving With These 10 Unique Ideas (

BDC Capital invests $2M in Nix Sensor to propel the Hamilton start-up’s expansion (

This pocket-sized sensor can duplicate colors on demand (

Nix has upgraded their already awesome color sensors (

Nix brand overview feature (

The Nix Mini 2, a sensor allows you to find the most suitable Italian paint (

The 5 Best Color Matching Apps for iOS and Android (Lifewire)

3 color sensor gadgets to take the pain out of paint matching (CNET Review)

Capture any colour with this Nix Mini Color Sensor (Creative Bloq)

2017’s best holiday gifts for everyone on your list (NY Post Alexa Magazine)

The best technology gifts for men (GQ UK)

Nix Mini Color Sensor | Review (iReviews)

Can You Match Paint Colors? Let’s Review the Nix Mini Color Sensor! (ThriftDiving)

Lion’s Lair: Winner takes home $65,000 in prizes (Hamilton Spectator)

Nix Pro Color Sensor | Review (Freshers Magazine)

Hamilton looks to young entrepreneurs for its future (Globe and Mail)

Great eggspectations (Globe and Mail)

The eye of the beholder | Easy colour-matching with new Canadian technology (Fenestration Review)

Hamilton ready for post-Steeltown boom (Toronto Star)

Colour-coded for success (Ontario Centres for Excellence)

How We Used Kickstarter to Build a Sustainable Company (Globe & Mail)

Photoshop Eyedropper in Real Life (Apartment Therapy)

The Real World Color Picker for Artists (iGeeksBlog)

Kickstarter of the Week: Nix Color Sensor (MacTrast)

Scan & Save Favorite Shades (TechCrunch)

Nix Sensor preparing to launch Nix Pro (TweakTown)

Nix Color Sensor (CPUReport)

Scan Real-World Colors, Get RGB Data (Core77)

Nix Pro Color Sensor – Explainer Video

Nix Mini Color Sensor – This is Nix

This Gadget Scans Color From Anything! – Nix Pro Color Sensor
(YouTube | Unbox Therapy)

Nix Mini Color Sensor and Nix Paints App Demo

Real Life Photoshop EyeDropper! (YouTube | Soldier Knows Best)

Nix Pro Color Sensor – Unboxing & Giveaway (Freshers Magazine)

Learn more about our product line, and what people are saying about us here.

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