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    I saw this earlier, and the internet is freaking out because people cannot agree if the dress is white & gold or black & blue.

    It looks so obviously white & gold to me, I can't understand how people are seeing black or blue at all.

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    I came home from work and the first thing my son asks me is, "What colour is this dress?" I look at it... black and blue. He says white and gold. I thought he was screwing with me. I sent it to a couple friends and some see white and gold and some see black and blue.

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    i just showed hub and he said White and tan lol
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    Am I missing something? It's white and gold, not even close to blue or black.
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    I can only see black and blue, while my daughter can see it both ways. I read this response, and it seems legit:

    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 it’s black. ADDITIVE mixing, when you add the three colors 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.


    **** UPDATE to prove this theory I turned my phone brightness from the lowest to highest and saw it switching from white and gold (at the lowest) to light blue and darker gold (at the highest) meaning people that see blue and black are more sensitive to light (better eyesight and not looking at the sun like your moms told you)

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    Right. The Internet is dead.
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    Apparently, this is the explanation.

    I'm completely freaked out that most people see it as white and gold. I honestly see black and blue. The jacket is blue. The dress is black and blue.... to me.
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    ^^Psst.. I see it as obviously black and light blue as well.

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    To those that see blue and black - are you seeing the fabric of the dress or the lace trim part as black?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    To those that see blue and black - are you seeing the fabric of the dress or the lace trim part as black?
    The lace is black, the dress is blue.

    Which way is it for the gold and white??

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    —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.

    So according to this theory (and based on confirmation that the dress is actually white and gold) if you have excellent eyesight you won't see the correct colours. Which makes no sense whatsoever.

    I guess next time you drive through a red light you can say "well officer, my eyes are high functioning so I saw it as green".
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    The jacket and pleated fabric looks light blue to me, the trim is black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icepik View Post
    The lace is black, the dress is blue.

    Which way is it for the gold and white??
    For me, the dress itself is white and the lace trim is gold.
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    I see no black, no blue.
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