Get ready to have your mind blown—and have an irrationally angry argument about furniture design.
Recently, the internet has become fascinated with viral optical illusions. Thanks to the tricks our eyes play in response to lighting, sometimes we can look at the same photo and see completely different colors. This prompts some interesting discussion about how the human mind adapts to its surroundings, and some fierce, friendship-ending debate.
It all started with the most popular phenomenon, “the dress,” which no one could agree was black/blue or white/gold. Two years later, the debate rages on:
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But you’ve seen “the dress,” now it’s time for “the dresser.”
Like the dress and other examples, your perception of the dresser’s colors depends on how you perceive the lighting of the setting.
It’s hard to get a real, official answer based on this photo alone, so only the original owner knows for sure. But since the photo was shared on Reddit, people have been debating the true color scheme.
Team pink-and-white seems to have a bit of an edge:
While many people seem to be somewhere in between:
But team blue-and-gray made a major breakthrough when one user adjusted the white levels in the photo to match the white board:
But then one skeptic from the pink-and-white team shot back with their own white balanced photo:
While others were too distracted by other details to care about what color it was:
So what do you think? Vote in our poll below!