Only 1 In 4 People Can See All The Colours In This Box. Can You?

Publish Date
Saturday, 30 May 2015, 1:08PM

After the Internet had a full-blown argument over the colour of a dress (White and gold? Or blue and black?), it has become pretty apparent that not everyone sees the same colours.

Really, it all boils down to how many cones, or colour receptors, you have in your eyes.

Professor Diana Derval, a neuro-marketing expert, posted an interesting test that determines how many cones you have. 


How many did you see?

If you saw…

Fewer than 20 distinctive colours: Derval says you’re a dichromat and only have two cones in your eye. Twenty-five percent of the population are dichromats. Yet, don’t fret, you’re in good company — dogs are also dichromats too. Dervals says dichromats have a tendency to wear a lot of black, beige, and blue clothing.

Between 20 and 32 distinctive colours: You’re a trichromat. That means you have three types of cones in your eye in the purple/blue, green, and red area. Dervals says trichromats enjoy different colours and can appreciate them. About 50 percent of the population is a trichromat.

Between 32 and 39 distinctive colours: Just like a bumblebee, you’re a tetrachromat. Dervals says these kinds of people have four types of cones. They also get irritated by yellow and will most likely never wear it. About 25 percent of the population is a tetrachromat.

More than 39 distinctive colours: You better count again! Dervals says there are only 39 different colours in the test and probably only 35 are properly translated by the computer screen.


How many did you see? Let us know!