Datacolor ColorReader: The Ultimate Colour Measuring Device


Datacolor ColorReader: The Ultimate Colour Measuring Device

Introduction

The Datacolor ColorReader is a revolutionary colour measuring device that allows you to accurately determine colours digitally. With compatibility for over 20 brand colour fans, including popular brands like RAL, Farrow & Ball, Sikkens, Valspar, and Rust-Oleum, you have access to approximately 20,000 colours at your fingertips.

How It Works

The ColorReader works in conjunction with the ColorReader app, available for both iPhone and Android devices. Simply capture colour inspiration anywhere you go, and then scan the colour you want to match from a flat, solid surface using the ColorReader app. The device will provide you with accurate colour results, making it easy to find the perfect match.

Colour Matches

Top 3 Colour Matches

The ColorReader provides you with the top 3 colour matches from the most popular paint brand fandecks, such as RAL, Farrow & Ball, Brillux, Schöner Wohnen, and Valspar. This ensures that you have a range of options to choose from and find the exact colour you desire.

Similar Colours and Alternative Colour Schemes

In addition to the top 3 colour matches, the ColorReader also finds similar colours and alternative colour schemes from its extensive database of 18,000 colour options. This allows you to explore different possibilities and create unique colour combinations for your projects.

Note: The availability of brands may vary by country.

Colour Accuracy Tips

  • Flat, smooth, single-coloured surfaces yield the most accurate colour-matching results.
  • High sheen, textured, or metallic surfaces can affect colour accuracy.
  • Place the device flat on the surface to be measured for optimal results.
  • Actual colours may vary from those on the screen due to variances in display calibrations.
  • Reasons for colour measurement discrepancies include not specifying paint brands to match or dealing with chipped, faded, dirty, or weathered paint on the wall surface. (Note: spot touch-ups are not recommended).

Features

  • Save colour matches for future reference.
  • Coordinate colours and create colour palettes.
  • Share colour matches, palettes, and inspiration with friends, family, contractors, or your paint store.
  • Precisely defined colour matches in CIELAB, RGB, and HEX colour values for easy integration into your digital design workflow.
  • Conversion options available, such as converting to Pantone colours.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the ColorReader compatible with all paint brands?

The ColorReader is compatible with over 20 brand colour fans, including popular brands like RAL, Farrow & Ball, Sikkens, Valspar, and Rust-Oleum. However, the availability of brands may vary by country.

2. Can the ColorReader match colours accurately on all surfaces?

Flat, smooth, single-coloured surfaces yield the most accurate colour-matching results. High sheen, textured, or metallic surfaces can affect colour accuracy.

3. How do I integrate the colour matches into my digital design workflow?

The ColorReader provides colour matches in CIELAB, RGB, and HEX colour values, making it easy to integrate them into your digital design workflow. You can also convert the colours to Pantone colours if needed.

With the Datacolor ColorReader, you can now easily and accurately determine colours for your projects. Say goodbye to guesswork and hello to precise colour matches. Get your ColorReader today and experience the future of colour measurement!