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27th Feb 2015, 07:32
What colors are this dress: White and gold or blue and black?* | Daily Mail Online (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2971409/What-color-dress-White-gold-blue-black.html)

what colour is it?


I swear I saw gold-and-white when I looked first, and black-and-blue after going through the video and other images in the article (and I'm still seeing black-and-blue and can't switch it back to gold-and-white).

One more proof - the reality is not real! :ouch:

27th Feb 2015, 07:48
The lighting is appalling with an unknown colour cast.

If the dress was illuminated by a known colour temperature light of 3800k (tungsten) or 5600k (daylight) there might be a a definitive answer.

It appears the dress is not made in a white/gold colour combination anyway.I have seen the same picture on a different website where the

colours look like black and blue.

27th Feb 2015, 08:02
ok, but why did I see it white-and-gold first? I didn't know about the big fuss about it and when looking, wondered, how it could be seen as blue and black.

Pinky the pilot
27th Feb 2015, 08:07
I see blue and dark brown! Certainly not black.

Thai Pom
27th Feb 2015, 08:27
I am with pinky on this one!!

27th Feb 2015, 09:12
I saw it as white and gold both in the press and on here, but when scrolled up so you only see the lower part of the dress it looks black (dark brown) and blue to me now.

27th Feb 2015, 09:43
I suppose a lot of it depends on what type of monitor you are using, and your colour and contrast settings.

27th Feb 2015, 09:48
Speaking as a bloke, there are only three colours, red, green and blue. :rolleyes:

27th Feb 2015, 10:16
Dead on, Mr Beaufort. Avocado is not a colour. Nor is Elephant Breath (honestly! Farrow & Ball). Wimmin clearly work with a different spectrum. SWMBO brought home a colour chart from Little Greene which had 28 shades of grey. Pointing out that she was 22 short was not, apparently, the answer she was looking for.

Ancient Mariner
27th Feb 2015, 10:26
beaufort1: Speaking as a bloke, there are only three colours, red, green and blue
May I respectfully add the German racing colour silver, and white for USA, Japan, and again, Germany.
I will not mention black since it is not a colour.

27th Feb 2015, 13:06
can you imagine how many ways your brain is deceiving you every day without your knowledge? In fact, its likely that everything you've ever experienced is heavily distorted so you can process and understand what you perceive. Thanks for reading, and please pass this on to others!

Distractify | 35 Insane Optical Illusions That Will Make You Question Your Sanity (http://news.distractify.com/mark-pygas/mind-blowing-optical-illusions/)

27th Feb 2015, 14:14
My frequent crazy dreams make me question my sanity.

tony draper
27th Feb 2015, 14:16
Anyone who sees that as black needs their eyeballs rewired. :uhoh:

27th Feb 2015, 14:18

Thank you SO much for providing the link to the 35 optical illusions thingy.

I now have a migraine headache.

Have a nice weekend probes. :}:}:}

27th Feb 2015, 14:24
Looks blue and dark brown/bronze to me.

27th Feb 2015, 15:26
rgb, glad to have been of real help! :E
I'll think about you when having a couple of beers tonight?

27th Feb 2015, 15:27

Ensure the beer you will be drinking is up to my high standards please!


Something like this will do.


27th Feb 2015, 16:20
Anyone notice the question at the top of the link?

"What colors are this dress"? Answer, presumably "This dress are black and blue"?

And yet "what colors is this dress?" doesn't seem to work either :confused:

27th Feb 2015, 16:40
rgb, 7.00% is a bit more than I normally have, but OK, just for you.

Tanker, you disappoint me. I thought the complaint will be about the missing 'u'? :E

27th Feb 2015, 16:47
It's all about how the brain corrects colours by subtracting the surrounding light ...

The Science of Why No One Agrees on the Color of This Dress | WIRED (http://www.wired.com/2015/02/science-one-agrees-color-dress/)

27th Feb 2015, 18:09
Interesting! (and thanks, Checkboard!)

P.S just one worrying aspect, from the article - "Look at your RGB values." :hmm:

27th Feb 2015, 22:33
Probes - no, I'm quite relaxed about American spellings (with the possible exception of "sox" :eek:) A lot of them are old English spellings after all.

27th Feb 2015, 23:47
Nor is Elephant Breath (honestly! Farrow & Ball)

At least it wasn't Elephant Wind :p

1st Mar 2015, 16:37
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