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However, when asked to name the same colour adjacent to two distinctly blue images, many changed their minds – with 90 per cent then stating that it was green.
The shade is indeed more green than blue. According to the RGB colour spectrum, the values of the colour are 0, 122 and 116.
However, when asked to name the same colour adjacent to two distinctly blue images, many changed their minds – with 90 per cent then stating that it was green
Back in 2015, the infamous ‘dress’ divided internet users, who simply could not agree over whether it was black and blue or gold and white – with even Kim Kardashian and Taylor Swift joining in on the debate. One year later, the Adidas jacket (right) did the same
WHY DO WE SEE COLOURS DIFFERENTLY?
Every single person is unique and as a result, our brains process information differently. Depending on how you interpret colours, one person might see it one way, while the very next person who looks at it might see it differently.
Light enters the eye and hits the retina, which is the light sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.
The light is converted to an electrical signal which travels along the Optic Nerve to the Visual Cortex in the brain. The brain makes its own unique interpretation of this electrical signal.
It is not surprising that many respondents changed their mind when seeing the colour in contrast to the two blue shades, as we perceive an object’s colour based on a comparison to its surrounding shades, not on the actual colour itself.
Assessing colour vision is just one of the myriad of examinations that can be undertaken during a routine sight test. It’s possible for colour blindness to go undetected depending on severity – as it’s impossible to see the world through another person’s eyes.
Conditions such as protanomaly, deuteranomaly and tritanomaly can range from inconvenient to quite dangerous – often preventing those inflicted from pursuing certain careers. If you have any concerns about your colour perception, you should seek an appointment with a registered optometrist.
Stephen Hannan, Clinical Services Director at Optical Express
People also had their brain tested by the ‘perception test’, that challenged quizzers to answer a series of quickfire questions.