What Color Is My Hoodie?
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Grey? Blue? Purple? It can look different, depending on the context. Let's talk about color perception, color temperature, and the history of laundry.
Atmospheric opacity image from ESA/Hubble (F. Granato): www.eso.org/public/images/atm_opacity/ - image licensed under CC by 4.0 - creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
The optical illusion is original, but based on the work of David Novick: twitter.com/novickprof/status/1139342022551191553
More on Illuminant D65: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminant_D65 - the references in this article go into the full technical detail
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  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott

    Please contain all your "color" vs "colour" comments in this thread. Good luck.

    • Wintry PvP
      Wintry PvP

      .

    • Ichi.
      Ichi.

      Colour

    • INKY
      INKY

      COLOUR

    • Peter Griffin
      Peter Griffin

      a

    • Poor Ford transit owner
      Poor Ford transit owner

      Colour

  • Astron Baits
    Astron Baits

    test

  • Stealthlock
    Stealthlock

    0:45 “We need to talk about how color perception works And also about the *history of laundry.”* Me, audibly: “OHHHH GOSH”

  • Javabasily
    Javabasily

    I'm getting the blue or gold dress vibes

  • theGyyyrd
    theGyyyrd

    2:54 Seems as though there was an After Effects war XD. Kidding, got a good chuckle out of that though

  • Bruh
    Bruh

    Your slowly turning into Vsause Lmao

  • Obersturmbann
    Obersturmbann

    Tom makes the type of videos that nobody asked for but everybody needed

  • 12shzarmai 55
    12shzarmai 55

    Nice video and Hoodie gang boi :)

  • Duckles
    Duckles

    Since the reply feature isn't working right now, I'll post a reply to Tom's post this way: you may think, it's a pointless debate, as regional spellings are fine when they can be understood no matter which one you use, but i'd argue it's not pointless, because it is a harmless, enjoyable activity for linguistic prescriptivists, and that is an inherently good thing (providing happiness to people) In conclusion, Heck you if you say Color, it's Colour!!!

  • Raging_Azzhole
    Raging_Azzhole

    well by the thumbnail alone, id say your hoodie is thinking with portals.

  • Time
    Time

    the only reason i type color instead if colour is because u.. im lazy af and cba to type u

  • Kevin The Rad Cat
    Kevin The Rad Cat

    According to the thumbnail, your hoodie is 'Reverse-French-Flag' colored

  • Monkey man
    Monkey man

    How old are you

  • Joab Pelling
    Joab Pelling

    2:57 was that to appeal to both brits and Americans

  • Skill28oy
    Skill28oy

    Tom: "what color is my hoodie?" Hoodie company: gray Us: gray Camera: orange The same camera: blue Calibrated color sensor: purple

  • Feenickz5
    Feenickz5

    I think I saw something about this on a tv show a few years ago, It showed two colors separated from each other, but when they were put together, they were actually shown to be the same exact color

  • Elctric
    Elctric

    0:51: Me still at school:

  • King Maxwell
    King Maxwell

    ok so i’m not crazy the lights due change at night

  • Marusik
    Marusik

    Redn't

  • DirtyCameraRailfan
    DirtyCameraRailfan

    Barely anyone though noticed that Tom spoke in the same voice while the train was passing instead of stopping or voicing it in editing.

  • leo
    leo

    From red shirt to grey hoodie

  • Big Iron
    Big Iron

    Grey

  • Big Iron
    Big Iron

    White

  • Big Iron
    Big Iron

    Red

  • FalconTM
    FalconTM

    It looks like grayish White

  • TanksAlot
    TanksAlot

    grey

  • civ27
    civ27

    Going by those trains, you're not in the countryside at all, you're near Wimbledon in London

  • Jom
    Jom

    White

  • what dat
    what dat

    its rgb

  • Tharinda Basnayake
    Tharinda Basnayake

    Loved the colour/ clor flicker! Brilliant!

  • Manthan Mishra
    Manthan Mishra

    Colo(u)r temperature

  • Marta Rosiak
    Marta Rosiak

    I think it's like with weight in physics- it all depends on earth acceleration. Hwatever planet you are on- the weight is gonna be different

  • tim kohler
    tim kohler

    Gray

  • Alex Exley
    Alex Exley

    I can't say color in the pinned comment, s u s

  • ?
    ?

    Light blue

  • Alexis Collado
    Alexis Collado

    I want that calibrated color sensor

  • ya boi
    ya boi

    "if im filming under a blank, grey sky, it can make the shot a bit dull" well its a good thing you dont live in the uk

  • Svartez
    Svartez

    why train

  • Designator
    Designator

    So, according to that colour sensor... your hoodie isn't gray. Or at least not exclusively. According to the manifacturer of the paint that was referenced by the sensor's software, your hoodie is... "[a] deep purple [that] has a generous gray undertone suggestive of storm clouds on a distant horizon."

  • Akash
    Akash

    I think li and ul are block element as ti takes all the width and prints in each rows

  • NoTraceOfSense
    NoTraceOfSense

    Friendly reminder: Brown does not exist.

  • Scoutswell
    Scoutswell

    Red, it’s always red

  • Rebecca146
    Rebecca146

    I saw you in Regent's Park yesterday wearing this very hoodie! Love your videos

  • Big Chickenking
    Big Chickenking

    colououour?

  • Sexy Lemon
    Sexy Lemon

    seeing the slight red in amethyst sky: what the

  • eioshen boboi
    eioshen boboi

    The part about looking dirty is probably why Lego discontinued their original grey colors and replaced them with bluish-grey.

    • Christopher Dibbs
      Christopher Dibbs

      Gee, just copy someone else's comment.

  • Cinimod
    Cinimod

    Rip colour blind ppl including me

  • Gamer
    Gamer

    The title isn't misleading will watch again

    • eioshen boboi
      eioshen boboi

      I can’t believe you colour hooligans

  • Eric Dubé
    Eric Dubé

    and another factor... I have f.lux on as well as blue light filtering glasses. "amethyst sky" looks brown.

  • Arcitek GD
    Arcitek GD

    i love watching toms videos in noiay environments because all his videos has subtitles

  • bocoy noiu
    bocoy noiu

    0:50 bold of u to assume i learnt anything from school

  • Stovve On the sun
    Stovve On the sun

    Thanks for using the right color/colour in the title

  • Ashfaaq
    Ashfaaq

    The video edit and Tom's performance in this video is flawless!

    • bocoy noiu
      bocoy noiu

      Imagine staring out of your window on a train journey and seeing Tom just chilling with his cameraman on a hill with a grey hoodie.

  • Marc Edward
    Marc Edward

    Looks grey to me somethimes when i blink it goes to very very very very very very very very 0.0000000000000000000000001 blue

  • Michael Lynch
    Michael Lynch

    Tom, you’re the only person who can make “The History of Laundry” interesting. Bravo 👏

  • Abbie B
    Abbie B

    When you changed the lighting at 3:00 it turned pink, not yellow. Also, I would like a color calibrator like that. What is it called and how much are they? Google is being unhelpful.

    • Abbie B
      Abbie B

      @NT_23 I'll accept peach.

    • NT_23
      NT_23

      It's more of a peach colour. Definitely not pink

  • saturnday 1
    saturnday 1

    Forgot i had my blue light filter on.. 2:39 you have no idea tom

  • Merica Maverick
    Merica Maverick

    What I take from this video is that blue is scientifically the best color

  • Dylan Jones
    Dylan Jones

    This reminds me of an ongoing argument my uncle and I had over whether the house across the street from where we used to live was blue or gray. It was light blue. Every time I go back there, it's still the color I remember it. I don't care what my uncle says; it was blue.

  • Swifts
    Swifts

    Colour

  • Sad boi Cube
    Sad boi Cube

    2:54 the word “colo(u)r” “glitching” between having and not having a u is great

  • Adrian Tarrant
    Adrian Tarrant

    I understand this more than the white and gold dress

  • devil's music
    devil's music

    I can’t believe you colour hooligans

  • Tino Müller
    Tino Müller

    im colour blind and you hoodie looks grey for me in every video

  • Guppy
    Guppy

    Grey

  • Toothless
    Toothless

    I don't get it, why don't you just spell it 'colour'? Why do you keep switching?

  • CraftyCole09
    CraftyCole09

    Colour

  • Zayd Zulqurnain
    Zayd Zulqurnain

    Imagine staring out of your window on a train journey and seeing Tom just chilling with his cameraman on a hill with a grey hoodie.

  • conor young
    conor young

    grey

  • Andrew Leech
    Andrew Leech

    im colourblind

  • Jeph Luzentales
    Jeph Luzentales

    Plot twist Tom Scott doesn't have artificial light, he's actually just in Mexico

  • kevinwilliam0
    kevinwilliam0

    I don’t know, i’m colourblind.

  • THE_J_GAMER
    THE_J_GAMER

    E

  • Hammy Burgers
    Hammy Burgers

    Stop right there Mr Tom, the garment you're wearing is comfortable so there's no need to ask for others opinions regarding it. You do you. 😃

  • awesomefrankrapid
    awesomefrankrapid

    Christ you look like Tony Blair

  • B D
    B D

    Grey. Now bye

  • Jo
    Jo

    2:40 You say, "very, very yellow." I say, "very, very orange."

  • AJ SongCovers
    AJ SongCovers

    I dont even have to watch the video .... I can just tell by looking at the thumbnail .. its orange grey and blue ... easy .. Im sort of a genius myself

  • I
    I

    Colour

  • TheSupremePotato
    TheSupremePotato

    white/light grey/gray

  • Drag89X
    Drag89X

    the thumbnail: whats the color of my hoodie? Me: Portal.

  • *-. Killua .-*
    *-. Killua .-*

    Hah. The answer is that the color is color.

  • Aleksander Ferdinand Willingdon
    Aleksander Ferdinand Willingdon

    ah yes a video about colour that my colourblind self understands

  • LA_gamer2009
    LA_gamer2009

    Grueange

  • pj48
    pj48

    This video made my brain hurt.

  • DarthAlphaTheGreat
    DarthAlphaTheGreat

    radio waves, microwaves, infred RADiATIONNNNN! Visible light, ultra violet... X-RAYS, GAMMA RAYS!!! -EMR song.

  • Marvin Breitfeld
    Marvin Breitfeld

    are you the father from mumbojumbo

  • Ailsa Ni
    Ailsa Ni

    The part about looking dirty is probably why Lego discontinued their original grey colors and replaced them with bluish-grey.

  • john smith
    john smith

    I'm surprised there's no mention of the white+gold/blue+black dress, because the colour perception depends on what type of light your brain thinks it has and therefore subtracts out.

  • Felipe Gonçalves
    Felipe Gonçalves

    I watched this video on the 21/4/21 at 5.20 am [no colon, since YT'll think I'm giving a timestamp] in Uruguay, which is during autumn/fall on my phone with the "Blue light filter" set on... So imagine having to turn it off so Tom doesn't sound as if he's gone loopy.

  • niauropsaka
    niauropsaka

    I had never heard of Amethyst Sky paint mix colour before now, and I already have opinions about it!

  • Traktor Tom
    Traktor Tom

    it grey

  • HappiestTick234Playzz
    HappiestTick234Playzz

    This brings me back to the Blue/Gold dress thing XD

  • TheGameMatt
    TheGameMatt

    At 2:38 and 3:28 I played it in slow life to make sure it wasn’t the same take, bravo on quality

  • FenceThis
    FenceThis

    I thought it looked more Vanilla Sky

  • John Dangcil
    John Dangcil

    I was waiting for you to show up in a red hoodie tbh

  • hair dumb
    hair dumb

    joe

  • Renan Bohn Schwarzbold
    Renan Bohn Schwarzbold

    This slight blue colouring trick is also used in the paper industry, so paper looks more white, pure and clean.

  • nacoran
    nacoran

    This would have been a good episode for a CGP Grey crossover.

  • Tijn Mölders
    Tijn Mölders

    That colour sensor is worth 800 dollars lmao

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