What color is #TheDress?Posted by: Hawkaye
43 Total Votes
Someone is going to die if I see this posted again.
This is like the 3rd time ive seen this poll.
First time i saw it i thought it was copper and mauve, just odd i guess.
I get how you can mix up the White and Blue since there is a tinge to the white there. But its like if you saw something at night under the moon (slightly blue) that you know in daylight is white ... I'd still call it white. Now the black ... That's just people being straight up colorblind to yellow.
People are saying basically that they cant differentiate between the yellow stripes and the black trim that makes up that shoulder piece draped on top. Those two colors are not the same.
@FreedomBeforeEquality It is really black and blue though. It appears differently to some people in this picture, but in reality it is black and blue. I don't see it like that in this image but it really is.
So they've created it with some black material that reflects light differently than other black materials? I don't get it.
I mean to say ... Youre telling me that the wavelength of light being given off by the trim of that shoulder piece is the exact same as that of the yellow regions? And using a light meter would look identical ... But my eye has some flaw where it takes in 2 same wavelengths of light and distorts them? Why is it exclusive to the pattern and not all black things then?
This sounds like some type of internet pop hoax or something. There was probably an actual study with some data somewhere, but after it hit Twitter, any valuable details about it went away.
@Pythasis - so are you saying the people who answer "black and blue" don't actually see black and blue, but just know the dress actually is black and blue, and the light is just weird in this picture? Because they make it seem like they're SEEING black and blue, which is... Well, wrong ;)
@Mister_Man @FreedomBeforeEquality Welp, the situation is that it looks different to different people because there's so little environmental context in the picture, so the brain makes assumptions as to what kind of light is nearby. The minds of those who see it as black and blue are essentially assuming it's lit by unnatural lighting, whereas the ones who see it as white and gold assume it's in natural light. Of course, someone can technically know it's one or the other and still see it as the wrong kind (I canNOT for the life of me see it as black lol), but they still might not see it in the correct way. And yeah, some may say they see black and blue just because they know it's black and blue :P
So people are actually seeing black and blue? That's nuts lol, I can see a shade of blue, as the white isn't absolute solid WHITE, but in no way do I see black and blue like the dress actually is. I can also see that there's at least one or two effects like overexposure, and it's obvious the image has been tampered with in a sense, but I still cannot see black and blue at all, lol
But theres no unnatural light you could shine on black that would render it any other color (like say yellow). So for yellow to even exist there ... Theres either some optical tricks going on there or it is truly some type of yellow. You can filter and mix white to look like whatever ... But not black.
@Mister-Man Yeah I agree. If the dress is actually black in RL then theres some type of issue with this camera adding effects.
The actual dress is BLACK◼ and BLUE 🔵❇
The actual dress is black and blue, but that's not what I'm looking at right now.
Is light Brown and Light Blue an acceptable answer?
Actually the dress is blue and black. It just looks different when it is farther or closer to your face.😆😆😆