We see colors everyday but are the colors you see the same as everybody else you know? You may recall a dress color that was debated by millions of people on social media. Was it blue and black or white and gold? Just like this colorblind dad that experiences true colors for the first time with EnChroma glasses, everybody see colors differently.
Scientists have identified that the ability for people to differentiate various shades of color is determined by how many color receptors we have. Diana Derval, a neuro-marketing expert, has created an image test that claims to help identify how many color receptors you have.
How many distinct colors can you count?
Let’s see how you did! If you counted:
Less than 20 color 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.
Between 20 and 32 color nuances: you are a trichromat, you have 3 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green and red area). You enjoy different colors as you can appreciate them. 50% of the population is trichromat.
Between 33 and 39 colors: 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 color will be nowhere to be found in your wardrobe. 25% of the population is tetrachromat.
More than 39 color nuances: We would recommend counting again because there are only 39 different colors in the test!
How well did you do? There is one disclaimer that depending on what device or monitor you have, it could display only 35 of these colors accurately but this is still an interesting test.
Please share this fun and informative tetrachromat test from Professor Diana Derval with your friends and family.