No, actually it changes due to yourself too. Of course not big changes but small changes like a tone of a main colour. Like if you are upset, you see the blue colour darker. There is a BBC Documentary about this topic. And researches from a University in England that I cannot remember it's name right now.
Not necessarily. This is the reason color blind people often don't know that they are colorblind. What they've learned as "red and blue" are actually just different shades of gray and they can't tell. Just like if they have a color deficiency, they may not be able to tell the difference between red and pink
Apparently not. Theres this one wierd color mom and i argue over all the time. She insists its brown but to me its green. And there are color blind people who cant see certain color shades with that color at all. Red/Green color blind folks cant see red or green at all and basically the world as yellowish. My pastor is this way and thats how he describes what he sees - monochromatic yellowish.
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I've considered this before too! I mean, if you grow up being taught this color is red, then you will say that it is red. But somebody else sees what you call red as purple. Idk if that makes sense lol. But then I think well yellow is a bright color, so then we must see the same yellow because we agree on that. But then again if you are taught yellow is bright you will believe it. So many questionssss
No, there are many variations in how people see color.
It's not just the learned names and color blindness discussed in previous answers either. The number and arrangement of rods and cones in your retina determines much of how you see color. Many people do not have the ability for fine distinctions. Interestingly there was a study showing career artists are often those with an inborn ability to make fine distinctions in color. It's also a characteristic often found in high skill level chefs.
For example, my brother-in-law is a professional painter. He, my husband, and I were in a hardware store looking at paint chips, and we tried to get my husband to break a tie we had between two shades of green-grey. My husband couldn't even tell they were different colors, but to my BIL and I there was a distinct difference.
My husband is colour-blind. I didn't think it was a problem, even when he bought me a dress in a garish red/ orange/ purple print. which he liked cause he thought it was "subtle" . I realized it was a problem when I realized he was judging traffic lights by their position, rather than their colour.