I didn’t know:
1. Color vision can indicate certain medical conditions.
“The Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test is one of the most widely used tests in industries where color decisions are critical. The test has been used in clinical applications for the study of ocular disease and other medical conditions such as diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. It’s also used to determine the effects of pharmaceuticals on color vision”.
2. “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 at: http://www.xrite.com/online-color-test-challenge
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I lOVE color – especially bright colors. They make me smile. It’s good that I grew up as a brunette – dark brown, not quite black – since deep bright color I’ve always loved looked good on me.
Now I have always admired soft colors, neutral colors – on other people’s clothes and in other people’s homes. But strong contrasting color has always been my “cup of tea”. Until now.
No longer growing up I’m now growing “down” – salt & pepper grey not quite white. More and more I’m drawn to softer hues of the bright colors I’ve loved. Instead of red, I’m picking pink. Instead of forest green I’m drawn to lime. Instead of deep blue I’m attracted to robins’ egg blue.
When I found this color test on-line I was intrigued. How well do you see color?
P.S. On the test “Hue” = saturation and brightness