Is this dress White/Gold or Black/Blue?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by LL_TERMINAL43, Feb 26, 2015.


Is this White/Gold or Blue/Black?

White/Gold 69 vote(s) 69.0%
Blue/Black 31 vote(s) 31.0%
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    For science of course, I need to gather some confirmation on the results.

    For any confused edit: Decide whether the dress displayed is white and gold or is it blue and black?
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  2. Gold and white
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  3. I cheat XDD my mom just told me XDD
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  4. Researching colorblind people I see.
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  5. Just to tease a little bit for the people that said white/gold. Eyedropper color picked.
  6. Meh I am colorblind but it looked gold to me :) .
    I am a male also.
  7. Girls are seeing gold dudes are seeing black XP sent to boys and girls, girls responded gold boy responded black
  8. I'm seeing black and blue
  9. Okay, you guys are freaking me out. Which parts are supposed to be black, and which blue? :confused:
  10. it goes black blue black blue or it goes gold white gold white
  11. Wow that's weird, I clicked this a few minutes ago and it was gold/white and just looked at it again and its blue/black now. Either you are evil and changed the picture or I'm going insane.
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  12. I see both colors at different times
  13. Blue black to me is a positive result for starch present in an iodine test...

    But that's irrelevant :p I see white/gold!
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  14. Sciencey stuff:

    "Your eyes have retinas, the things that let you interpret color. There's rods, round things, and cones that stick out, which is what gives your eye a textured appearance in the colored part. The "cones" see color. The "rods" see shade, like black, white and grey. Cones only work when enough light passes through. So while I see the fabric as white, someone else may see it as blue because my cones aren't responding to the dim lighting. My rods see it as a shade (white).

    There's three cones: small, medium and large. They are blue sensitive, green sensitive, and red sensitive.

    As for the black bit (which I see as gold), it's called additive mixing. Blue, green and red are the main colors for additive mixing. This is where it gets really tricky. Subtractive mixing, such as with paint, means the more colors you add the murkier it gets until its black. ADDITIVE mixing, when you add the three colors the eyes see best, red, green and blue, (not to be confused with primary colors red, blue and yellow) it makes pure white.

    —Blue and Black: In conclusion, your retina's cones are more high functioning, and this results in your eyes doing subtractive mixing.

    —White and Gold: our eyes don't work well in dim light so our retinas rods see white, and this makes them less light sensitive, causing additive mixing, (that of green and red), to make gold."

    And this user says he turned his phone's brightness from low to high and saw the colors switching.
  15. Well I agree with you that those are the only two possibilities.
  16. The sciencey stuff makes me very happy, thanks for the explanation Sam! ^_^
  17. You explained it with more science than I had ready to explain to you all. :p

    If you want to see yourself the true color, color pick the dress on paint and draw with that color.
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