What Color Is The Dress? - Page 2
The color is blue and black. I saw this immediately upon looking at the dress and never questioned that it could be any other color. I showed it to my wife and she insists that it is white and gold. I didn't know how we could be seeing this same thing and coming to different conclusions. We agree what color most things are (Though maybe some shading is in disagreement), but this was completely different. After investigating, the best explanation I found said that the color you perceive is strongly influenced by the lighting conditions you think the picture was taken in. If you perceive it as black and blue, then you recognized that it was taken in really bright lighting conditions and the camera white-washed it a bit. However if you see it as white and gold, then you are not adjusting for the saturation of light captured by the camera. You are directly perceiving the color shown in the image and not making any mental adjustments. Looking at the background, I can see that everything is white-washed because the camera was trying to adjust to dark colors and absorbed too much light, but maybe others don't take that into consideration and see different colors.