Source: Tumblr user swiked
If you haven’t already heard about #THEDRESS, then what are you doing reading this, because clearly you don’t look at the internet. Mass dress hysteria has overtaken Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Buzzfeed, and every other corner of the internet. What color is it?
I originally saw white & gold. My boyfriend saw brown and purple (maybe he has an undiagnosed eye disease?). But the truth came out — the dress is BLUE AND BLACK.
I was firmly on Team #whiteandgold, but after reading a few scientists explain how your eyes work and interpret color, and seeing a few Photoshop artists manipulate the image, I’m a convert to Team #blackandblue.
Which side are you on in Dress-Gate?
If people are still arguing about the color of this dress over the weekend, take it one step further and blow their minds with some more color optical illusions.
Source: Akiyoshi Kitaoka
What color hearts do you see above? Probably green and blue. Get ready for it — They’re the SAME COLOR.
Using Photoshop, I extracted the color from the blue heart:
And here’s the color from the green heart:
MIND = BLOWN
Talking about the science of color and how your eyes and brain interpret the color can get pretty technical, but Japanese Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka has dozens of these examples and explanations on his site.
Here are a few more optical illusions to tease your brain:
Checker Shadow Illusion
The squares marked A and B might look like a standard black and white checkerboard, but they’re actually the same color.
See here, with the squares connected.
Hold your finger horizontally across the middle of these two blocks and you’ll see the gray and white blocks are actually the same color.
Stare at the cross in the center and leave a comment with what color dots you see.
I see PINK and GREEN.