How Colorblind are You?

In: Graphic Design (general) Graphic Tools Interactive

27 Jun 2012

An interactive online Hue test. It’s a little tedious to sort all the squares – but kind of challenging too. I got a 20, which apparently puts me in the top 25% or so.


28 Responses to How Colorblind are You?



June 27th, 2012 at 9:16 am

Wow – I scored 0!



June 27th, 2012 at 10:06 am

I scored 250, but I don’t know what that means. I realize that a low score is better, but it would be nice to see a percentile rank.



June 27th, 2012 at 10:48 am

Got 15.



June 27th, 2012 at 10:51 am

I wonder how much your LCD effects the score. I’m using an Apple Cinema Display…I’m in the 30-39 age bracket and I scored a 15.



June 27th, 2012 at 11:10 am

Scored an 8. 20-29 age range, male. I walk into street signs w/o my glasses, but it’s nice to know I can differentiate between bad smog days and moderate haze. Agreed, a percentile rank would be nice.



June 27th, 2012 at 11:43 am

12 – so far best male score (hello kitty t-shirt probably helped a lot 🙂 )


Diarmid Langley

June 27th, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Scored 4. Age 40-49. Work as a Graphic Designer, so glad I can still see colours properly!


Phil Le Cheminant

June 27th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Woop – perfect zero, first time! 🙂



June 27th, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I scored 46 (age 35). I’m definitely color-blind, which I’ve known since I was a kid. The thing that seemed odd is it put my percentile at >50%. I’m pretty sure I’m more colorblind than half the male population…

I also put a fair amount of effort into ordering the colors. Maybe this is scored against the test population, and a lot of people aren’t trying very hard. It is a fair bit of work.

I agree monitor must be relevant too. I’m on a MacBook Pro 15″ that’s a couple years old.



June 27th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

As a neuroendocrinologist interested in sex differences and sexual orientation, I found this intriguing. I scored a 6. Male, straight, 33. I’m interested to know this information from other test takers.

Oliver has a very good point though. I think display quality, type and color settings would greatly influence the results for any one individual.



June 27th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I always knew I organized my Crayola box nicely. Scored a 7.



June 27th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Female, 31. Another female representing with a perfect score of 0!


Nikki Isaac

June 27th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

16 does not seem so bad last thing at night and about to call it a day!



June 27th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

scored 8. Age 20-29, female.


David S.

June 29th, 2012 at 11:01 am

Scored a 14.

Male, age 41.

The lack of context here for the scoring is fairly annoying.


Thomas Witek

July 2nd, 2012 at 7:16 am

38/male. Scored a 25. I think it has a lot to do with the monitor you use…



July 2nd, 2012 at 3:14 pm

It’s not color blind, it’s color deficient, color blind is black and white… (yes this is the right way to say it).



July 3rd, 2012 at 1:44 pm

Got a 7. Female, age 40-50 … terribly nearsighted, but nice to know my color sense works!



July 8th, 2012 at 10:49 am

Your score: 0
Gender: Male
Age range: 30-39
Best score for your gender and age range: 0
Highest score for your gender and age range: 1520

I always thought I wasn’t good at differentiating hues.



July 10th, 2012 at 7:00 am

Zero! 🙂



July 10th, 2012 at 7:12 am

First time, zero! Happy me!



July 18th, 2012 at 2:40 am

I scored 8 (F, in my 30s). I suspect that this isn’t a great test as so much of it comes down to motivation: how much time are you prepared to put into arranging little boxes perfectly?

I also didn’t find where it gives a percentile range.



July 23rd, 2012 at 6:56 am

I scored 38.
Can somebody tell me how can I improve.???



July 25th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Male 45. I scored a 38. My weakness was in the mid-zones.


Dave K

July 27th, 2012 at 5:43 am

Male, 51, scored a 32. My shortcoming was mainly in the blue transitioning into green ranges. Interesting.



August 15th, 2012 at 10:45 am

Male, 23, “You have perfect color vision!”



November 26th, 2012 at 7:01 am

Male 28, scored a 0. Part of it may have to do with familiarity.

I’m not a designer by trade but I have done a lot of design in the past so I’m probably better tuned to see subtle changes in hue.

BTW, I’m using a nothing-special Dell laptop. Every display made in the past decade supports 24bit (16.7 million hues) or greater color. Unless you’re using a poorly tuned CRT display your monitor probably won’t change the results much.


John S

December 3rd, 2012 at 11:25 am

Male age 54. I can’t pass the color test with the dots and the numbers. Red/Green deficient. Kept me from advancing when I was in the Coast Guard.
I scored a 50, actually better than I thought.

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