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  1. What Colour is the Dress?

    #876192015-02-27 07:01:19 *AshitoKenji said:

    So, on Tumblr this image was posted http://i.imgur.com/G98IbW1.jpg

    It has been trending (and pathetically enough even on the news) all day because some people see the dress as black and blue, and some people are sure that it's white and gold. There have also been others who see it as other colours but they are the main two. The debates are ongoing and absolutely pointless, so I thought why not share it here?

    The question is, what colour do YOU think the dress is? Also feel free to write down why you think people see it differently to others.

  2. #876202015-02-27 07:42:28 *Lieutenant said:

    It's white/gold in invert colour, so I guess those people must have seen the world in inverted colours (?)


    Maybe the question applies like this too, what colour do you see now when it's inverted?

    I personally see blue black from the original picture.

    Oh by the way,


  3. #876212015-02-27 07:48:28 *PureBoredom said:

    I'm already annoyed enough to see people barking about this oddity but here to? http://i.imgur.com/EQIlWtk.gif Well regardless, I am unsure as to whether this explanation is correct or not but it might provide some insight on this shenanigans. From tumblr user nyctophiliaccarly :

    Your eyes have retinas, the things that let you interpret color. There’s rods, round things, and cones that stick out. 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 it’s black. ADDITIVE mixing, when you add the three colors 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.

    **** UPDATE to prove this theory I turned my phone brightness from the lowest to highest and saw it switching from white and gold (at the lowest) to light blue and darker gold (at the highest) meaning people that see blue and black are more sensitive to light (better eyesight and not looking at the sun like your moms told you)

    **Also if you see white and gold sometimes, blue and black another, or a combination of the two, your eyes are very average, and it could change because of YOUR rooms lighting or the tilt of your phone. This is the same manipulation they use for optical illusions

    Also to answer the question, black and blue, regardless of why, this is stupid

  4. #876242015-02-27 09:45:39Yugure said:

    "White and Gold"

    "Black and Blue"

    Clicked once, saw white/gold. Clicked it again, saw black/blue. So yeah, both.

  5. #876462015-02-28 16:33:43Xyopq said:

    It was white and gold, then I could see blue and black. Now I can see all 4 simultaneously. Next, I'll be able to see all the colours of the Rainow, then the universe. Then the rainbowniverse...

  6. #876472015-02-28 16:56:34Lycan said:

    idk to me it's a white & gold dress in the shade, so it appears a little blue-ish thanks to the lighting. I really don't think the fabric is blue. I have no idea where people get the black from.

  7. #876532015-02-28 18:13:18Kip said:

    i never saw it as white/gold.

    btw the dress is proven to be blue/black so everybody seeing it as white/gold is wrong and it's perceived that way due to the way the colors are faded in the picture.

    good lord, i can't believe i'm seeing this here on CL.

  8. #876542015-02-28 18:32:54Teil said:

    This has been blowing up on every social media platform. I've been asked about it at school, at work, and home, and a couple of idiots even approached me on the street to ask about it! I'm not even kidding either. And now it's here too!? Angur

  9. #876622015-03-01 02:26:21 *Mau said:

    It doesn't matter, because whatever color it is doesn't take away the fact that it's ugly as sin. I suggest throwing it out, and maybe setting it on fire.

    I don't even know why this became a meme, you kids need jesus.