How Many Colors Do You See? The Number Reveals Important Information About Your Eyes!

Color is an elusive wonder that we all manage to perceive differently. Some are able to see the color green, while others are not. It’s a pretty fascinating phenomenon the way each individual will interpret something that seems so textbook like color. The infamous dress taught us that the way one sees a color does not always coincide with everyone else.

How is it possible we could all see such variation in color? It’s all about how many color receptors and cones you have in your eyes. Professor Diana Derval, an expert in neuro-marketing, posted a test that helps one determine how many cones your eyes have.

The Test


How Many Colors Did You See?



Less than 20 color nuances:

“You are a dichromats, like dogs, which means you have 2 types of cones only. You are likely to wear black, beige, and blue. 25% of the population is dichromat.”

You see between 20 and 32 color nuances:

“You are a trichromat, you have 3 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green and red area). You enjoy different colors as you can appreciate them. 50% of the population is trichromat.”

You see between 33 and 39 colors:

“You are a tetrachromat, like bees, and have 4 types of cones (in the purple/blue, green, red plus yellow area). You are irritated by yellow, so this color will be nowhere to be found in your wardrobe. 25% of the population is tetrachromat.”

You see more than 39 color nuances:

“Come on, you are making up things! there are only 39 different colors in the test and probably only 35 are properly translated by your computer screen anyway :)”

Collage source: Diana Derval
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