Is it time to reconsider everything we have ever seen in life till this minute? Has your existence been a lie? If you haven’t pondering about it yet, you will now, and might as well feel deceived by life.
The Internet is divided over a colourful battle, unleashed by a svelte dress of enigmatic hues which will force you to question your visual senses.
Swiked, a Tumblr user, uploaded an image of the dress on Feb. 25 with the caption, “guys please help me – is this dress white and gold, or blue and black? Me and my friends can’t agree…”
The picture seems have torn mankind apart (on Twitter). Some identify the colours of the dress as black and blue while some are of opinion that gold and white are the colours. There are also a few who stick to blue and green and so on.
The colour identification debate has heated up so much that it has even managed to draw celebrities into the domain of argumentation.
Taylor Swift tweeted
I don’t understand this odd dress debate and I feel like it’s a trick somehow. I’m confused and scared. PS it’s OBVIOUSLY BLUE AND BLACK
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) February 27, 2015
Jaden Smith shares Swift’s opinion. Tweets:
I’m Seeing Blue And Black, As Of Now — Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) February 27, 2015
However, according to Sarah Hyland, the dress is White and Gold.
Guys. I’ve stared at this dress for 5 minutes. Like an idiot. All I see is white and gold. And a satin bolero that shouldn’t be paired w/ it — Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) February 27, 2015
Similarly, here’s a list of tweets from people sharing their views on the colours of the dress:
The dress is white and gold an I feel physically ill.
— Tom Ley (@ToLey88) February 27, 2015
Is the dress prettier when you see it as white and gold? I don’t understand what’s happening — Maureen O’Connor (@maureenoco) February 27, 2015
One of the hilarious tweets regarding the dress on Twitter is as follows:
To rescue the fate of humanity and protect mankind from getting collapsed over this war, Andy Rexford shared a document on Twitter, providing scientific argument behind this visual confusion.
The document 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.”
Now with all that said, what colour is the dress according to you?