Are you among the 1 in 255 women and 1 in 12 men who have some form of color vision deficiency? If you work in a field where color is important, or you’re just curious about your color IQ, take our online challenge to find out. Based on the Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue Test, this online challenge is a fun, quick way to understand your color vision acuity.
Just remember, this is not a replacement for the full test!
About your score: A lower score is better, with ZERO being a perfect score. The circle graph displays the regions of the color spectrum where your hue discrimination is low.
Did you know that your ability to accurately see color depends on many factors? Here’s why your results might be different each time you take the test.
Lighting - Light plays one of the most significant roles in color perception – did you know it's actually the color of the light that determines the color your brain will perceive? You should always judge and compare color samples under controlled lighting conditions, like those provided by a light booth.
Backgrounds Effects - The human eye’s ability to correctly perceive the color is affected by the surrounding colors, a phenomenon known as simultaneous contrast. Always judge color in a neutrally colored environment.
Retinal Fatigue - Our eyes get tired very easily. When we stare at an object for longer than a few seconds, chemicals in our eyes start to deplete and begin sending incorrect information to our brains. When visually evaluating color, you should always rest your eyes between samples.
Poor Color Memory - Our brains find it extremely difficult to remember the specifics of any given color. To effectively determine slight color differences, color samples must be touching.
Age - As we get older, color perception starts to fade. However, color perception isn’t just innate; it's also a learned skill. If you’re responsible for visual color evaluation, you must know your limitations and train your eyes.
Did you know that you can remove subjectivity from the equation?
When color matters, you need a controlled environment for effective evaluation. These solutions can remove the factors above to help you achieve precise, reliable measurements.
Light booths: If you and a customer measure an object under different lighting conditions, your measurements will be different. X-Rite’s lighting solutions can ensure you are both viewing the same colors so this doesn’t happen.
Spectrophotometers: Don’t just rely on your eyes! X-Rite’s color measurement technology takes the guesswork out of communicating, evaluating, and controlling color for consistent and reliable results.
Check out our case studies to see how we’ve helped other businesses tackle some of their most difficult color challenges.