What is your favorite eye color?Posted by: PetersSmith
Most of the pictures used are probably photoshoped, but you get the idea. And then most of the pictures look like they go into multiple categories, and then that black eye one is starting to freak me out.
Blue eyes are genetically recessive, and therefore much less common worldwide. Blue eyes are formed by the absence of pigments in the eye, where the blue color is formed by the scattering of light as it's reflected off the iris. While blue eyes are less common than brown eyes, they are frequently found from nationalities located near the Baltic sea in northern Europe. It's estimated that approximately 8% of the world's population has blue eyes.
Green eyes are considered to be extremely alluring; perhaps that is one reason most stars in Hollywood are proud owners of this eye color. It is said that only 2 percent of the total world population has this color. Like blue eyes, the appearance of this color is also a result of the Rayleigh scattering of the light that reflects from the yellow-colored stroma. A study that observed the Icelandic and Dutch adults found that green eyes were more prevalent in females in comparison to males.
True violet eye color occurs mainly in people with albinism. This is a condition characterized by lack pigments in cells. Violet eyes are as a result of lack of melanin in the cells of the iris. This eye color is as a result of light reflected back from blood vessels at the back of the retina. A mixture of red color reflected off blood vessels in the retina and the bluish color of the iris due to lack of melanin gives the violet appearance. Less than 1% of the world’s population are born with violet eyes. Ever wonder why you have red eye in some of your photographs? This phenomenon is similar to what happens in violet eyes. This is due to light rays from the flash of the camera being reflected off the blood vessels of your retina. It is often worse in people with lighter eye colors. This is because people with lighter eye colors have lesser melanin to absorb some of the light from the camera flash.
Brown eyes are the most common eye color in the world with over 55% of the world's population having brown eyes. Brown eye color is a dominant genetic trait, and is created by the presence of melanin in the eye. Over fifty percent of the world's population has brown eyes, with nearly all individuals from Africa and Asia sharing brown eye color. Brown eyes are typically darker than other eye colors, and they may even appear black in certain individuals.
Hazel eyes are similar to brown eyes, although they are typically lighter in color, and have more of a green-yellow tint. Hazel eyes have a higher concentration of melanin (pigment) around the eye's border, which can result in a multi-colored appearance that varies between copper and green depending on the lighting. Most people estimate that around 5-8% of the world's population has hazel colored eyes.
Silver eye color is also quite rare, although many consider silver eyes to be a variation of blue eye color. Like blue eyes, silver eyes are the result of a very low amount of pigmentation in the eye, which reflects a gray-silver appearance. Silver eye color is most common in eastern European countries, and is one of the rarer eye colors worldwide.
Amber eyes are often confused with hazel eyes and vice versa; however, there is quite a difference between the two. To begin with, amber eyes are rare! While hazel eyes seem as if the color shifts from brown to green, amber eyes have one solid color, which appears like a shade of yellowish brown/golden with a coppery/russet tint. The pigment responsible for this color is lipochrome―the yellow color which is also present in green eyes. A very high concentration of lipochrome clubbed with a low concentration of melanin results in the beautiful shade that is rarely found.
Grey is a color that dominated a lo in our life. As they say, life is not just black and white but just different shades of grey. Similarly, people with grey eyes and born to be dominant and leaders. Strong in nature, wise and gentle are some of the most important attributes that they possess. One must know that they are very gentle. In fact, people with grey eyes are the least aggressive people of all. They put all their passion in whatever they do, be it profession or personal. They take love and romance very seriously and these are not the kind of people whom you will see fooling around. They are creative and imaginative, and flexible in their attitude – the 3 qualities that every great leader possesses. Their inner strength, analytic thinking and rationality given them an upper hand in taking a leading rose in any situation. These are great people to be around and their company will surely have a posiive effect on you as well.
Black eyes are generally considered the second most rare with little dispute. Some argue that there is not really anyone that has truly black eyes, but rather just a very dark brown eye color that appears to be black. On the other hand some argue that black eyes are in fact so rare that the theory of them imply being dark brown is a myth, and that because black eyes are not limited to albinos whom are easy to identify by other traits, they often are overlooked as being just dark brown. If they do truly exist as many insist they do, they are indeed extremely rare.
Red- or pink-colored irises are associated with severe cases of albinism, as are violet eyes in some cases. Because those with this condition lack pigments in their body, their eyes tend to appear red under certain lighting conditions, and because of the extremely low level of melanin present in their stroma. Alternately, some sources also state that red eyes may be rarely present in certain people without albinism due to a slight leakage