White and Gold?…. NOPE!
Today was a little odd news in terms of design. So I was scrolling on Instagram when I saw photos of these dresses. People liking this photo, I opened up the photo and quickly glanced at a Blue and Black dress.
Later that day I find out that people were seeing this dress as White and Gold? In what world??? Granted when you look at the photo I do see white and gold, or a bronze colour but that is based of the lighting of the photo. So why are people seeing the different colours? This design had me wondering…..so I did a little research.
According to derval research team the colour nuances we see depend on the number and distribution of cones in our eye. You can check this rainbow: how many colour nuances do you count?
You see less than 20 colour nuances: you are a dichromats, like dogs, which means you have 2 types of cones only. You are likely to wear black, beige, and blue. 25% of the population is dichromat.
You see between 20 and 32 colour nuances: you are a trichromat, you have 3 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green and red area). You enjoy different colours as you can appreciate them. 50% of the population is trichromat.
You see between 33 and 39 colours: you are a tetrachromat, like bees, and have 4 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green, red plus yellow area). You are irritated by yellow, so this colour will be nowhere to be found in your wardrobe. 25% of the population is tetrachromat.
You see more than 39 colour nuances: come on, you are making up things! there are only 39 different colors in the test and probably only 35 are properly translated by your computer screen anyway
It is highly probable that people who have an additional 4th cone do not get tricked by blue/black or white/gold dresses, no matter the background light.