Take a moment to look up from this screen and glance around your environment (seriously, right now). Chances are that hundreds of colors just met your eyes…but how much do you actually know about them?
It’d be silly to say that we all see the world in the same way. The colors that each of us are able to perceive depend on the wavelengths of the visual light reflected off of surfaces and how our eyes and brain are able to translate them. 1 So, your red may be different than their red, or maybe you simply have no idea what everyone’s talking about when they say “red”. All of these perceptions are invisible until we make them known to others, but have we all been falling for these various light tricks?
CNN Colorscope is a series that examines the colors that are seen in our world as they actually are and looks at how they’re associated throughout cultures. These videos may be short, but there’s so much information packed in that you may discover something new!
Here’s a small taste…
First up, to understand how how world misleads us: Blue
Lastly, the color of life itself: Green
- Pantone. “Color Think Tank – How Do We See Color?” Pantone. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Sept. 2017. <https://www.pantone.com/how-do-we-see-color>. ↩
- “Blue – CNN.” Vimeo. Moth, 12 Oct. 2016. Web. 26 Sept. 2017. <https://vimeo.com/187040716>. ↩
- “CNN Purple.” Vimeo. Buck, 7 Aug. 2017. Web. 26 Sept. 2017. <https://vimeo.com/228724581>. ↩
- “CNN Colorscope: Green.” Vimeo. Jr.canest, 05 June 2017. Web. 26 Sept. 2017. <https://vimeo.com/220330346>. ↩