blue green sensitive

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.

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This dress comes in black and blue and uh…not in white and gold!!

I believe the photo in question had a filter on it, and was fucking with our eyes. Here is the ‘unofficial’ explanation to try and help you understand what the hell is going on:

The following message has been issued as an unofficial explanation for the confusion over the color of this dress:

“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 some may see the fabric as white, someone else may see it as blue.

There are three cones – small, medium and large. They are blue sensitive, green sensitive and red sensitive.

As for the black bit, 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 ad 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.

See a blue and black dress?: Your retina’s cones are more high functioning, and this results in your eyes doing subtractive mixing.

See a white and gold dress?: 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.”