Take the color IQ test


Take the Test: How Well Do You See Color?

It is generally believed that around 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men may have some degree of color blindness. When you consider the importance color plays in the products we buy, our aesthetic tastes, and the design decisions we make when we decorate, it's quite intriguing to consider that many of us may not perceive colors in the same way.

X-Rite, a company that specializes in the technology and science of color (and who also owns the popular color system Pantone) offers a really interesting tool to test your "color IQ" online.

A series of subtly varied color swatches ranging between two hues is presented out of order, and it's up to you to rearrange the swatches so that the gradient between the two colors is correct.

Take the test here: http://www.xrite.com/custom_page.aspx?pageid=77&lang=en

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Shogun of Harlem site profile image  

9/29/13 12:13 AM by Shogun of Harlem

I tried to capture the screen, but didn't work - I scored 18.

GolfBaller site profile image  

9/28/13 10:20 AM by GolfBaller


LiveWire site profile image  

9/28/13 10:17 AM by LiveWire

I scored a 4, Male, 40-49. Pretty good I think considering my ex-gf always used to tell me that I didn't know what colors I was looking at when I picked ones to paint the house.

cward81386 site profile image  

9/28/13 9:44 AM by cward81386

good find! 27 for me kinda rushed it though

sparkuri site profile image  

9/27/13 4:03 AM by sparkuri

•Your score: 11•Gender: Male•Age range: 30-39•Best score for your gender and age range: 0•Highest score for your gender and age range: 79999740meh. could be worse. I'd like to take it again when not so tired...

Thacommish site profile image  

9/27/13 3:43 AM by Thacommish

i feel like my monitor fucked me on this, cause if i move my line of focus up or down it gets brighter and darker. but 32.

nogidavid site profile image  

9/27/13 3:35 AM by nogidavid

don't worry about it :) i've always said to people that "i don't really pay attention to colours and the colours of things", i guess this test shows why

Dominated site profile image  

9/27/13 3:32 AM by Dominated

I saw your image first, couldn't fanthom how you placed some of those tiles, then I read the previous post, and now I feel like a dick!

TheRealMattyS site profile image  

9/27/13 2:59 AM by TheRealMattyS

For later

nogidavid site profile image  

9/27/13 2:14 AM by nogidavid

that's how it looked after i'd done it:http://s23.postimg.org/axilow3uj/colour_test.png