The question that's sweeping the internet: 'What color is this dress?'
Amanda Leszcyszyn said she and her roommates argued all night over the color of the dress.
Like everyone else, Studio Art Instructor Pam Bower, is curious about why the dress is seeming to play tricks on us.
By: Kelly Wiley
Yet another picture has broken the Internet and this time Kim Kardashian is not to blame. A viral picture of a two-toned dress has sparked controversy over what two colors it actually is.
Some see the dress as blue and black and others see the dress as white and gold. Some even say that the dress changes color depending on when they look.
“I looked at it last night with my daughter and saw black and blue,” says Althea Counts. “Now I see white and gold.”
Last night people took to social media trying to answer a simple question: What color is this dress?
University of South Carolina student Amanda Leszcyszyn and her roommates argued all night trying to figure it out.
“With my friend group most people saw black and blue,” says Leszcyszyn. “It was only me and another person that saw white and gold. And we were all arguing about it all last night.”
Celebrities also joined in on the debate.
Kim Kardashian tweeted “What color is that dress? I see white & gold. Kanye sees black & blue, who is color blind?”
Several theories are circulating on the Internet explaining why the dress appears differently to people. One of those theories explains that your mood can change your perception of the dress, but that theory doesn't hold up.
Studio Art instructor Pam Bower says she doesn't know for certain why we all see this picture so differently but she does have some idea.
“ I mean there are some things that are out of gamut,” said Bower. “And it could be these are just subtle color. I cant believe that black would be out of gamut though.”
But like everyone else, Bower is curious about why the dress seems to play tricks on us.
Thankfully we wont have to be in the dark for too long. The tech website Wired reported the science behind why no one agrees on the color of the dress has to do more with the way human eyes and brains have evolved to see color.
While the science explaining the great dress mystery will most likely be coming soon, the hype surrounding the viral picture will never be forgotten.