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.

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28 Responses to How Colorblind are You?

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Samantha

June 27th, 2012 at 9:16 am

Wow – I scored 0!

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Matt

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.

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Vladimir

June 27th, 2012 at 10:48 am

Got 15.

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Oliver

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.

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Milan

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.

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lenoch

June 27th, 2012 at 11:43 am

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

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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!

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Phil Le Cheminant

June 27th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Woop – perfect zero, first time! :-)

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Hig

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.

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Ryan

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.

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Jenn

June 27th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

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

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KT

June 27th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

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

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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!

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Yang

June 27th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

scored 8. Age 20-29, female.

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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.

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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…

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Someone

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).

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Shirley

July 3rd, 2012 at 1:44 pm

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

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bur99

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.

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Day

July 10th, 2012 at 7:00 am

Zero! :)

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Day

July 10th, 2012 at 7:12 am

First time, zero! Happy me!

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significance

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.

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Tarsem

July 23rd, 2012 at 6:56 am

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

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Paul

July 25th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

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

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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.

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Machi

August 15th, 2012 at 10:45 am

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

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Evan

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.

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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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