Monday, 5 November 2012

How well do you see colours?

screen-grab of the x-rite colour test
How accurately do you discern colours? As someone who loves art and loves to paint, I'm very aware of colours and I like to think I can see them accurately. But can I? Have you ever done the x-rite online colour challenge? Click on the link to have a go. You have to use your mouse to sort the little squares of colour into the correct order -- from pink to green, green to turquoise and so on. Then when you think you've got them into perfect order, you click to see your score. Here's the test I did just now:
It turned out to have 8 mistakes on it. The less mistakes you make the better your score. My best ever score is 4. But for the life of me I can't actually see where the errors are in the lines of colour -- I've just reached the limits of the subtlety my eyes are capable of.
The results page shows you where you got it wrong. I find it completely fascinating. Why don't you have a go and see if you can do better than me?

7 comments:

Jill said...

Well I just scored 12 and I was feeling pretty confident. It was interesting to see that the error were all grouped together. Perhaps I need to try in the morning!!

Gina said...

I somehow managed to score 123 but I had a left over square in each row that I couldn't fit into the row which seemed to totally throw me. I'll have to try again!

Printed Material said...

AAGH, colour hues... my worst nightmare...my nemesis.... oh shut up drama queen and get on with the test....well, after all that eyeball scrunching they all looked the same to me and I only scored 15 but given my age and dodgy eyesight (justification here!) I am quite pleased with that. No wonder I love black and white so much.

James Russell said...

ouch - always knew I was colourblind, ever since doing a test at the Natural History Museum aged about eight. Actually did better than I thought....

menopausalmusing said...

Oh dear........... 93!

ouestladiscotheque said...

This is really interesting, I'm going to have a go now! I'm always so interested in how each of us interprets color differently! - Charlotte x

colleen said...

Well, that was fun even in the half light of this room. A 7. Better than I thought.