• Exact color matching with Photoshop and the Datacolor ColorReader EZ

    In this blog post I would like to show the exact color correction in Photoshop using Lab values. Lab values are color space-independent and therefore suitable as a reference value for recoloring product colors in Photoshop. But these Lab values I want to use have to be measured somehow. With Datacolor's ColorReader EZ, Lab values [...] More
  • Vignettes: Designer Styling for Every Size Space

    Vignettes play an interesting part in interior design. A vignette is simply a small collection of items arranged in a visually appealing way that tells a story. What constitutes a vignette can also help define its function in a space and determine what story it tells. Types of Vignettes A vignette can be a grouping [...] More
  • Just in time for the start of summer – build your own outdoor side table then use the ColorReader EZ

    Create side tables for your favorite outdoor spaces in no time, using old flowerpots, bowls and plates. In this blog post, guest author Rebecca Wallenta (www.sinnenrausch.at) demonstrates this DIY project, then uses her ColorReader EZ to perfectly color-coordinate the new table with existing elements such as napkins, glasses and tableware.

  • Upcyling IKEA Hack – Upcycling Wall Slats from Basic to Beautiful with ColorReader EZ

    Fresh Color to Beat the Winter Blues While looking through her photo box of vacation pictures, Wiebke found some photos from the Netherlands, with her husband in a small apple orchard last spring when everything was in full blossom. The fresh colors and beautiful shades of green looked and felt nice, so Wiebke decided to [...] More
  • Mondriaan-Inspired Photo Shoot – The Slanted Lens

    Jay P. Morgan, from the Slanted Lens, shares his tips on how he created a colorful, Mondriaan-Inspired product shoot with Nike shoes. Careful layout planning – especially when it comes to backdrops – is essential, notes Morgan, for getting the best results. Watch as he demonstrates how he used Datacolor’s ColorReader EZ, Spyder Checkr and [...] More
  • DIY Kitchen Project with ColorReader

    When a master carpenter needs a new kitchen, he builds it himself, of course. Paul Robben, the "Nerdy Timber" takes us along his kitchen refresh journey via YouTube videos, from planning his new kitchen to the finished product. He used hisnbright orange refrigerator as a starting point for creating a color-coordinated space, using the ColorReader [...] More
  • DIY forest glade in a children’s room – from color concept to harmonious interior design

    Guest blog article by DIY / Interior Design blogger Sammydemmy / Samuela Heil My daughter Luise’s nursery was well overdue for a transformation - after all, she is now already five years old and wanted a real girl's room and no longer a baby’s room, as she used to call it. Her new kingdom was [...] More
  • Turning old into new: jazz up picture frames with new paint

    Guest article by DIY / interior design blogger Evi Jaschke / mrsgreenhouse.de How do I find the perfect color palette for my home? Which colors go with my favorite color and how do I best combine several color shades? These things can be challenging, but now, with ColorReader EZ, you have a very practical tool [...] More
  • Green – THE Color of the Year for 2022 and for Kitchens

    Most of the major paint companies have announced their color(s) of the year, and there is a clear favorite – green. There’s good reason for this. During unpredictable times, colors found in nature are intrinsically soothing to us, and the color green plays predominantly in nature’s color palette. Plus, we have more green cones in [...] More
  • Natural colors and absolutely trendy: A complete color design for walls and furniture, using ColorReader EZ

    Guest post by DIY / Interior Design blogger Rebecca Wallenta / sinnenrausch.at A quick and cheap room makeover often does not require that much. A new, fresh color can already make a huge difference. After having moved into our new apartment a few weeks ago, I neglected our bedroom in terms of decoration, I have [...] More
  • Can Picking Paint Color Be Fun? It Can With ColorReader & Samplize!

    Color is fun, so picking a color to paint a room is one of those things that seems like it should also be fun (and easy) yet often turns out to be anything but. Does any of the following sound familiar…? You’re not sure where to start - maybe it’s with a bit of color [...] More
  • Perfect Color Matching in Food Photography

    A good food photo makes your mouth water, awakens the desire to cook the same dish, and inspires the photographer in us to also take such a great food shot. But perfect food styling is not always easy. Luckily, there are tools like ColorReader EZ that can help with the color selection and color palette inspiration for the photo shoot.

  • ColorReader EZ on an Interior Design Mission

    Guest article by German DIY / interior design blogger Ladystil / Monika Abts What do you do when you like the color of a carpet so much that you decide you’d like to paint your old chairs the same hue? And what if you want to create a stunning, coordinated tablescape using the colors of [...] More
  • ColorReader EZ – a use case in product photography

    I'm often commissioned to do product photography - usually, the typical ones with a white background - but on other occasions, within a more styled setting. When these kind of jobs come up, if there's no budget for a stylist, you have to style the setting yourself. That's when the Datacolor ColorReader EZ comes in [...] More
  • Holistic Home: Gym

    Rooms often need to do multiple duty, accommodating different activities into one area. In Episode 2 of The Design Network’s series, Holistic Home, host Briana Bosch, recreates the gym/office in owners’ Jordan and Jeff’s home into a functional and healthy space where work and self-care can coexist. Jeff runs his business from home, and to [...] More


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