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Online Color Challenge

How well do you see color? FACT: 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency. Take the online color challenge, based on the Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test.

Regardless of your color vision score, your ability to see color accurately depends on many factors.

Example of Simultaneous

  • Lighting: Light plays a significant role in color perception. It's actually the color of the light that determines the color your brain will perceive. Examine samples side-by-side when comparing colors, preferably under controlled lighting conditions.
  • Backgrounds Effects: A phenomenon called simultaneous contrast means that the background upon which we’re evaluating color strongly affects our eye's ability to correctly perceive the color.
  • Retinal Fatigue: Our eyes get tired very easily. When we stare at an object for longer than a few seconds, chemicals in our eyes start to deplete and begin sending incorrect information to our brains.
  • Poor Color Memory: Our brains find it extremely difficult to remember the specifics of any given color. Even looking at two colors across the room from each other to see if they match is a challenge.
  • Age: As we get older, color perception starts to fade. However, color perception isn’t just innate; it's also a learned skill.

Take the subjectivity out of the equation. Consider these alternatives to simple visual evaluation.

  • Light booths: Ensure that you and your customer are viewing colors under the same controlled lighting conditions with X-Rite light booth solutions. Learn More
  • Spectrophotometers: Don’t just rely on your eyes! Leverage X-Rite’s latest technology to standardize your color measurement, ensuring consistent and accurate results.
    For industrial applications | For print and packaging applications