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What color is this dress?
White & Gold 55%  55%  [ 28 ]
Blue & Black 24%  24%  [ 12 ]
Other ('splain) 22%  22%  [ 11 ]
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 Post subject: WHAT COLOR IS THIS DRESS ?!?!!eleven1!!
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:56 am 
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The WORLD is coming to an END because nobody can agree on the color of this dress!

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Some say it's white and gold. Others say it's dark blue and black, and is washed out by the effect of the camera flash.

What say YOU?!

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Meh, context, top-down perception. Totally ruining your poll, but here's a good explanation of what's going on: http://www.wired.com/2015/02/science-on ... lor-dress/

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My husband says baby blue and bronze (which is what I see as the right picture on the wired article, a baby blue and bronze but never dark blue and black). And mostly I see white and gold.

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I saw white and gold first, but once I saw the link lutin posted, now I just see blue and black. Very strange how our perception works!


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Well I see pale blue and brown, but that might just be my computer.

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lol after reading all the web detritus on this dress - i still see white and gold. and the picture of the actual dress looks like a blue and black version of a white and gold dress to me. i dunno, if there's a shitty picture of a dark dress that makes it look light, and the background is overexposed, tricking us into thinking the figure in the foreground is in shadow, i'd chalk a lot of this bruhaha to the shitty picture quality rather than our perception. like, if you grayscale the picture in question and the actual picture, the values of each colour wouldn't even be close.


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I say white and gold but I don't want to start thinking too hard about it or I'll blow my own mind.

Weirdly I just scrolled up to have another look before pressing 'submit' and the dress definitely looked blue scrolling from skirt up instead of my first scroll/look which started at neckline down and it was white/gold...

P.S. Now it changes color to me like a mood ring!

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I see blue and black mostly but I've seen white and gold. It's an accidental optical illusion and lighting helps a lot.

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It's fascinating because it's not like most color tricks where we all think they're different, but they're the same. In this one two people can look at the same thing on the same screen from the same angle and see different colors. I get that it's a washed out blue and black and that I'm wrong. But it's weird to me that some people look at that washed out white and gold and actually see blue and black. They don't see the white and gold I see.


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Blue and black, and it is completely blowing my mind that anyone thinks otherwise, I can't believe I am in the minority! Seriously! I can see that at the top, the black looks brownish, but still, in every picture I've seen, the main color is definitely blue. It looks (light, but still) blue to me in the photos that have been white balanced to white/gold!

It is freaking me out because I do color stuff as part of my job!

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lutin wrote:
Meh, context, top-down perception. Totally ruining your poll, but here's a good explanation of what's going on: http://www.wired.com/2015/02/science-on ... lor-dress/


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I still think it's fascinating. The explanation just notes what is so fascinating about this. That we can look at the same thing and see different things. You have to doubt everything now. God, meat eating, who your real parents are...


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I predominately see white/gold or light blue/gold. I did see blue/black at one point but I think it was because I viewed it in different lighting and angle.

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seitanicverses wrote:
I say white and gold but I don't want to start thinking too hard about it or I'll blow my own mind.

Weirdly I just scrolled up to have another look before pressing 'submit' and the dress definitely looked blue scrolling from skirt up instead of my first scroll/look which started at neckline down and it was white/gold...

P.S. Now it changes color to me like a mood ring!


For me, too! I watched it go from black & blue to white & gold. Weird.


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I see dusty blue and bronze.

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It changes for me, too. When I first opened this thread, it was white/gold, then I scrolled back up and saw blue/black. I get that it's a light sensitivity eyeball cone receptor what-have-you thing, but it is odd that it changes back and forth.

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I see bronze and, uh, sort of light dusty grey/blue?

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It first looked to me like it was pale blue and a medium brown with a fair amount of yellow, so not really white and gold but closer to that than blue and black. I think my brain assumes it's backlit in the photo. If I concentrate on it being lit from the front/washed out by camera flash, I still can't see blue and black, but I can "see" it. However, when I am scrolling and it whips past my eye on the screen? Totally blue and black.

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I see faded blue and black.


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I see both depending which way I view it. seitanicverses is right, if I look at if from top down I see white/gold. If I view it from bottom up I see the black/blue. BUT it still doesn't make sense to me. I don't get it, it's a crappy picture. Why are we debating this? Not why we the PPK but why we the whole world?!

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OK, now my mind is truly blown. View from top down, it's white and gold. View from bottom up and it is blue and black. That is without even scrolling.

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I voted white and gold because that's how I see it on my phone, but then when I looked on my computer it does look blue and black when I scroll up. This makes me feel better about the whole thing but I don't know why.


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I never see blue and black. This is actually pretty upsetting to me.

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linanil wrote:
I never see blue and black. This is actually pretty upsetting to me.

Yeah, either way it doesn't effect it for me. I'm in the camp of people who see pale blue and brownish, but with that said, even though those are the colors I see, I feel that it if I were to imagine this dress in it's reality, I would think it's probably white and gold. Even after reading about the lighting stuff, I can't imagine how a royal blue and black dress could turn into these pale colors like this.

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The dress is actually royal blue and black IRL. I haven't been able to get my brain to see it anything other than blue and black. The most awesome part of this whole thing has been able to be faux-indignant on the internet about something completely stupid.


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