The internet demands to know “what color is this dress?” (21 Photos)
The internet is ablaze with people who cannot agree on the color of this dress.
It started when someone uploaded a picture of the dress on tumblr and planted the seeds of doubt.
Twitter experts weighed in.
Celebrities became involved.
Science was attemped.
Conspiracies became apparent.
Played out memes were given second breath.
But let’s solve this riddle once and for all.
This is the dress.
It comes in several colors. But none of them are white and gold (I am shocked as well).
Here is the explanation.
The text reads:
“Your eyes have retinas, the things that let you interpret color. There’s rods, round things, and cones that stick out, which is what gives your eye a textured appearance in the colored part. 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 its black. ADDITIVE mixing, when you add the three colors the 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.”
There you have it. Science be damned though!
What colors do you see?
Via Business Insider