‘Confetti’ Illusion Tricks You Into Seeing Multi Colors When There’s Only One
By Mikelle Leow, 25 Jun 2019
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There’s something philosophical about this optical illusion, which influences you to see color in a series of single-shade objects.
Created by David Novick, Professor of Engineering Education and Leadership at the University of Texas in El Paso, this trippy ‘confetti’ illusion features an array of tan spheres.
However you look at the graphic, though, the circles appear yellow, red and purple. As it turns out, they all share one base color (RGB 255,188,144).
A PNG file of the illusion can be downloaded here for your examination, though curious internet users have already dissected the image to prove that the balls are, indeed, set in only one hue.
All these balls are the same color. Crazy optical illusion! pic.twitter.com/ilNnBiybLo— Mike Rundle (@flyosity) June 15, 2019
A three-color confetti illusion with spheres, which appear to be yellowish, reddish, and purpleish but in fact have exactly the same light-brown base color (RGB 255,188,144). Shrinking the image increases the effect. Original png file is at https://t.co/6r2PMbLMJc. pic.twitter.com/ro1zpVxLm2— David Novick (@NovickProf) June 14, 2019
I set out to convince myself that they are in fact the same color so I made this small video that makes it apparent. pic.twitter.com/dQ7btosbE5— Simon B. Støvring (@simonbs) June 15, 2019
Setting the lines over the balls to grey makes the effect disappear too. Pretty cool! pic.twitter.com/15KP9m5kiV— Valtteri Huuskonen (@Vvaaaassuuuu) June 15, 2019
[via Chaz Firestone and David Novick, images via various sources]
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