Best Practices for Using Color Muse

Tips for Using Color Muse

Whether you’re tackling DIY projects, working with paint, or designing the next great space, color matching might be the hardest part of the process. If you’re using Color Muse, we’ve compiled some tips on how to use it for the best results and most accurate scans. To start matching color with ease, read on to learn about helpful tips and best practices.

Color Matching Quick Tips

  • Charge your Color Muse with the provided micro USB cord. A healthy charge will ensure higher scan accuracy.
  • Enable Bluetooth on your smartphone; this allows your Color Muse to pair with the free app, where you’ll browse matching products, read color data, and create palettes.
  • Remember, the Color Muse device pairs via Bluetooth to the FREE Color Muse app, available on both Google Play and iTunes.
  • Color Pro Tip: Create a Color Muse account so you can save and share color scans, palettes, and inspirations.

Color Scanning Tips

Be sure your Color Muse device is properly paired to your mobile device via the Color Muse app. When you’re ready to scan use these tips to get the most accurate color match from your Color Muse.

  • Device Placement: Place Color Muse as flat as possible against the surface you wish to scan.
  • Texture and Uneven Surfaces:When scanning brick, stucco, textiles, and other textured surfaces, it’s good to remember how lighting affects color matching. While Color Muse does offer a controlled lighting environment for accurate scanning, textured surfaces cause light to reflect at different angles, which can sometimes produce a less accurate color match.
  • Lighting:We know how lighting affects color. Four walls in one room, though painted the same color, will look different based on shadow, artificial light, daylight, and so on. The Color Muse takes this into consideration, and sports a contained light source. This neutralizes any other lighting on the surface you’re scanning, and creates a controlled environment ideal for getting accurate scans.
  • Exteriors:Color Muse is most commonly used for interior paint matching, but it can be very handy for getting a close match to exterior paint as well. While your match might not be exact, due to texture and uneven surfaces, Color Muse can still help you find ideas using the Inspiration feature in the app.

Are you a color matching expert yet? Drop us a line at [email protected] with questions, concerns, or to tell us about your experience with Color Muse.