What Color Is My Hoodie?

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: 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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  1. Tom Scott

    Tom Scott

    Måned siden

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

    • Sentrosity

      Sentrosity

      Dag siden

      Color is American English and colour is British English

    • Wintry PvP

      Wintry PvP

      6 dager siden

      .

    • Ichi.

      Ichi.

      21 dag siden

      Colour

    • INKY

      INKY

      23 dager siden

      COLOUR

    • Peter Griffin

      Peter Griffin

      28 dager siden

      a

  2. K B

    K B

    19 timer siden

    Light blue

  3. Billy Fox

    Billy Fox

    23 timer siden

    Was anyone else expecting something about that dress mystery where people saw it as blue or gold?

  4. Robin Tanner

    Robin Tanner

    Dag siden

    Why does this remind me of that one CptD video?

  5. Alvin Darby

    Alvin Darby

    Dag siden

    Funny cuz I use color temperature in my art, I use bluish or cool colors for usually dark shaded areas while I use yellowish or warm colors for light areas

  6. Astron Baits

    Astron Baits

    Dag siden

    test

  7. Stealthlock

    Stealthlock

    2 dager siden

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

  8. Javabasily

    Javabasily

    2 dager siden

    I'm getting the blue or gold dress vibes

  9. theGyyrd

    theGyyrd

    2 dager siden

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

  10. Bruh

    Bruh

    3 dager siden

    Your slowly turning into Vsause Lmao

  11. Obersturmbann

    Obersturmbann

    4 dager siden

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

  12. 12shzarmai 55

    12shzarmai 55

    4 dager siden

    Nice video and Hoodie gang boi :)

  13. Duckles

    Duckles

    5 dager siden

    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!!!

  14. Raging_Azzhole

    Raging_Azzhole

    5 dager siden

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

  15. Time

    Time

    5 dager siden

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

  16. Kevin The Rad Cat

    Kevin The Rad Cat

    5 dager siden

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

  17. Monkey man

    Monkey man

    5 dager siden

    How old are you

  18. Joab Pelling

    Joab Pelling

    5 dager siden

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

  19. Skill28oy

    Skill28oy

    6 dager siden

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

  20. Feenickz5

    Feenickz5

    6 dager siden

    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

  21. Elctric

    Elctric

    7 dager siden

    0:51: Me still at school:

  22. King Maxwell

    King Maxwell

    7 dager siden

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

  23. Marusik

    Marusik

    7 dager siden

    Redn't

  24. DirtyCameraRailfan

    DirtyCameraRailfan

    7 dager siden

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

  25. leo

    leo

    7 dager siden

    From red shirt to grey hoodie

  26. Big Iron

    Big Iron

    8 dager siden

    Grey

  27. Big Iron

    Big Iron

    8 dager siden

    White

  28. Big Iron

    Big Iron

    8 dager siden

    Red

  29. FalconTM

    FalconTM

    9 dager siden

    It looks like grayish White

  30. TanksAlot

    TanksAlot

    9 dager siden

    grey

  31. civ27

    civ27

    10 dager siden

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

  32. Jom

    Jom

    10 dager siden

    White

  33. what dat

    what dat

    11 dager siden

    its rgb

  34. Tharinda Basnayake

    Tharinda Basnayake

    12 dager siden

    Loved the colour/ clor flicker! Brilliant!

  35. Manthan Mishra

    Manthan Mishra

    12 dager siden

    Colo(u)r temperature

  36. Marta Rosiak

    Marta Rosiak

    13 dager siden

    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

  37. tim kohler

    tim kohler

    13 dager siden

    Gray

  38. Alex Exley

    Alex Exley

    13 dager siden

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

  39. ?

    ?

    13 dager siden

    Light blue

  40. Alexis Collado

    Alexis Collado

    14 dager siden

    I want that calibrated color sensor

  41. ya boi

    ya boi

    14 dager siden

    "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

  42. Svartez

    Svartez

    14 dager siden

    why train

  43. Designator

    Designator

    14 dager siden

    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."

  44. Akash

    Akash

    15 dager siden

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

  45. NoTraceOfSense

    NoTraceOfSense

    15 dager siden

    Friendly reminder: Brown does not exist.

  46. Scoutswell

    Scoutswell

    15 dager siden

    Red, it’s always red

  47. Rebecca146

    Rebecca146

    15 dager siden

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

  48. Big Chickenking

    Big Chickenking

    15 dager siden

    colououour?

  49. Sexy Lemon

    Sexy Lemon

    16 dager siden

    seeing the slight red in amethyst sky: what the

  50. eioshen boboi

    eioshen boboi

    16 dager siden

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

    • Christopher Dibbs

      Christopher Dibbs

      5 dager siden

      Gee, just copy someone else's comment.

  51. Cinimod

    Cinimod

    16 dager siden

    Rip colour blind ppl including me

  52. Gamer

    Gamer

    16 dager siden

    The title isn't misleading will watch again

    • eioshen boboi

      eioshen boboi

      16 dager siden

      I can’t believe you colour hooligans

  53. Eric Dubé

    Eric Dubé

    16 dager siden

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

  54. Arcitek GD

    Arcitek GD

    16 dager siden

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

  55. bocoy noiu

    bocoy noiu

    17 dager siden

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

  56. Stovve On the sun

    Stovve On the sun

    17 dager siden

    Thanks for using the right color/colour in the title

  57. Ashfaaq

    Ashfaaq

    17 dager siden

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

    • bocoy noiu

      bocoy noiu

      17 dager siden

      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.

  58. Marc Edward

    Marc Edward

    17 dager siden

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

  59. Michael Lynch

    Michael Lynch

    17 dager siden

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

  60. Abbie B

    Abbie B

    17 dager siden

    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

      15 dager siden

      @NT_23 I'll accept peach.

    • NT_23

      NT_23

      16 dager siden

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

  61. saturnday 1

    saturnday 1

    17 dager siden

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

  62. Merica Maverick

    Merica Maverick

    17 dager siden

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

  63. Dylan Jones

    Dylan Jones

    17 dager siden

    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.

  64. Swifts

    Swifts

    17 dager siden

    Colour

  65. Sad boi Cube

    Sad boi Cube

    18 dager siden

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

  66. Adrian Tarrant

    Adrian Tarrant

    18 dager siden

    I understand this more than the white and gold dress

  67. devil's music

    devil's music

    18 dager siden

    I can’t believe you colour hooligans

  68. Tino Müller

    Tino Müller

    18 dager siden

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

  69. Guppy

    Guppy

    18 dager siden

    Grey

  70. Toothless

    Toothless

    18 dager siden

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

  71. CraftyCole09

    CraftyCole09

    18 dager siden

    Colour

  72. Zayd Zulqurnain

    Zayd Zulqurnain

    18 dager siden

    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.

  73. conor young

    conor young

    19 dager siden

    grey

  74. Andrew Leech

    Andrew Leech

    19 dager siden

    im colourblind

  75. Jeph Luzentales

    Jeph Luzentales

    19 dager siden

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

  76. kevinwilliam0

    kevinwilliam0

    19 dager siden

    I don’t know, i’m colourblind.

  77. THE_J_GAMER

    THE_J_GAMER

    19 dager siden

    E

  78. Hammy Burgers

    Hammy Burgers

    19 dager siden

    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. 😃

  79. awesomefrankrapid

    awesomefrankrapid

    19 dager siden

    Christ you look like Tony Blair

  80. B D

    B D

    19 dager siden

    Grey. Now bye

  81. Jo

    Jo

    19 dager siden

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

  82. AJ SongCovers

    AJ SongCovers

    19 dager siden

    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

  83. I

    I

    19 dager siden

    Colour

  84. TheSupremePotato

    TheSupremePotato

    19 dager siden

    white/light grey/gray

  85. Drag89X

    Drag89X

    19 dager siden

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

  86. *-. Killua .-*

    *-. Killua .-*

    20 dager siden

    Hah. The answer is that the color is color.

  87. Aleksander Ferdinand Willingdon

    Aleksander Ferdinand Willingdon

    20 dager siden

    ah yes a video about colour that my colourblind self understands

  88. LA_gamer2009

    LA_gamer2009

    20 dager siden

    Grueange

  89. pj48

    pj48

    20 dager siden

    This video made my brain hurt.

  90. DarthAlphaTheGreat

    DarthAlphaTheGreat

    20 dager siden

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

  91. Marvin Breitfeld

    Marvin Breitfeld

    20 dager siden

    are you the father from mumbojumbo

  92. Ailsa Ni

    Ailsa Ni

    20 dager siden

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

  93. john smith

    john smith

    20 dager siden

    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.

  94. Felipe Gonçalves

    Felipe Gonçalves

    20 dager siden

    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.

  95. niauropsaka

    niauropsaka

    20 dager siden

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

  96. Traktor Tom

    Traktor Tom

    20 dager siden

    it grey

  97. HappiestTick234Playzz

    HappiestTick234Playzz

    20 dager siden

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

  98. TheGameMatt

    TheGameMatt

    20 dager siden

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

  99. FenceThis

    FenceThis

    20 dager siden

    I thought it looked more Vanilla Sky

  100. John Dangcil

    John Dangcil

    20 dager siden

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

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