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So if I understand your diagram correctly, men see colours, whereas women see fruit and flowers?
I think that's an american chart, I'd doubt I'd use of those words to describe colours.... although I agree that in general women seem to see more shades of colour than men.

My husband seems totally incapable of seeing the difference between the various nuances of turquoise for example. It's either green or blue.

Agree about that vignette though, it's a nasty shade of mauve and is going to clash horribly with both my blue-turquoise Mini and the Racing Green Rover!
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I think that's an american chart, I'd doubt I'd use of those words to describe colours.... although I agree that in general women seem to see more shades of colour than men.

My husband seems totally incapable of seeing the difference between the various nuances of turquoise for example. It's either green or blue.
I would never use any of those words to describe colours either but I agree that women in general see colours better than men.

Your husband probably suffers from the same kind of colour blindness as mine. There are threes types - red/green ( most common), blue/green and the third type in which it's impossible to see nuances of colour and which is exclusive to men.

We have had loads of fun over the years with my husband asking him what colour something is and his hilarious responses. ( he does seem to be particularly badly affected.)
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Old 16.11.2015, 18:59
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Agree about that vignette though, it's a nasty shade of mauve and is going to clash horribly with both my blue-turquoise Mini and the Racing Green Rover!
Exactly why my vehicles are black, black and... black!
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I think that's an american chart, I'd doubt I'd use of those words to describe colours....
Quick vote - how many men reading this actually looked at all the colour names on the left, and how many women? I just noted that there were lots of them and moved on.

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I would never use any of those words to describe colours either but I agree that women in general see colours better than men.
I don't think that's true at all, excluding the colour-blind types you mentioned. I do think that in general women are more prone to think in different shades of colours, but if you put a whole range of colours next to each other most men will be able to recognise the differences just as easily as women. Where it changes significantly is when a colour is seen is isolation - it's as if us men don't really remember colours in such detail.

I'm put in mind of musical tones - those (very few) people who have perfect pitch can name (or reproduce) an exact tone without a reference point, whereas the vast majority of people have the sense of relative pitch so can hear and judge the differences between two or more tones, but would be unable to name them.
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Re: 2016 Vignette - I hope you don't have a red car...

Looks plum colored to me
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We have had loads of fun over the years with my husband asking him what colour something is and his hilarious responses. ( he does seem to be particularly badly affected.)
I have to deal with male colour blindness at work They all seem to have huge problems distinguishing green/blue hues... So I have been promoted to colour chooser by lack of competition. Sometimes it's really frustrating - they do notice a slight change in the hue, but have huge difficulties understanding to which side of the pallette it goes. That's why there is always like 50 colour indexes on my table, and it takes quite a lot of time to find the perfect hue.

We don't have problems with other colours, though. (I do enjoy that part of the work a lot, though I did waste 3 years of my life studying art...)
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quick vote - how many men reading this actually looked at all the colour names on the left, and how many women? I just noted that there were lots of them and moved on.
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Re: 2016 Vignette - I hope you don't have a red car...

I wished I could be assigned such task.. Would bring some color into my daily work

Speaking of jobs I'd like to do.. we recently consulted with a "Farbberater" because we couldn't decide what colors to paint the walls in.. She made more than double per hour than my doctor by the way.

Some years ago I was teaching high school kids and they told me they were given a color test in school, to determine their personality. They were having lots of fun with that. I then created a color-coded game to help them practice vocabulary.. I remember thinking schools should introduce more creative ways like that for kids to stay excited and curious.

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I have to deal with male colour blindness at work They all seem to have huge problems distinguishing green/blue hues... So I have been promoted to colour chooser by lack of competition. Sometimes it's really frustrating - they do notice a slight change in the hue, but have huge difficulties understanding to which side of the pallette it goes. That's why there is always like 50 colour indexes on my table, and it takes quite a lot of time to find the perfect hue.

We don't have problems with other colours, though. (I do enjoy that part of the work a lot, though I did waste 3 years of my life studying art...)
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Re: 2016 Vignette - I hope you don't have a red car...

As a photographer I know there are various views on what colours are which

There is a test from pantone, I think, that was a wicked one to test how well you see colours a lot of the men failed, who are also photographers, made me laugh
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Old 16.11.2015, 21:02
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It looks more lavender to me too. Apparently this is the difference between men and women and how we see colours..
Men are for most part Trichromatic, whereas females have the potential for tetrachromacy, meaning men can see three colors and females can (theoretically) see four.
That is why you wife shaped person will scold you for waring those dark navy blue socks instead of the black ones she told you to.
But in our male defense try and describe the color red to somebody who is colorblind, (one in five males is colorblind in the red/green part of the spectrum.)
This woman is a confirmed tetrachromat and as luck would have it she is an artist, check out her work and be amazed and jealous…
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As a photographer I know there are various views on what colours are which

There is a test from pantone, I think, that was a wicked one to test how well you see colours a lot of the men failed, who are also photographers, made me laugh
You mean this
http://www.xrite.com/online-color-test-challenge
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Re: 2016 Vignette - I hope you don't have a red car...

yep that is it!

I am also a retoucher and everyones "normal" is different, same as cold and warm for colour temps. I have to learn what is the client's normal when I am retouching for them. It's interesting how just a little bit of blue or green can make a difference
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That is an easy one. (At least for me, despite being male.)

On the subject of sensory: I have the better color vision and taste buds than my GF, where as she has better vision resolution wise and has the better smell receptors.

On the subject of color names: Interesting field, it depends on culture and language (For ex. the German Rainbow has no indigo).
One of the biggest contribution comes from Randal Munroe's (of XKCD.com fame) to the subject. Visualization of the data http://community.wolfram.com/groups/-/m/t/434022$
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That was fun, thanks for posting slammer.
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yep that is it!

I am also a retoucher and everyones "normal" is different, same as cold and warm for colour temps. I have to learn what is the client's normal when I am retouching for them. It's interesting how just a little bit of blue or green can make a difference
Same here, I use this when I am assessing a customer's staff and how they perceive color when installing a color management system in printing.
..by the way, I got a score of "0", perfect color vision, not bad for an old fart.
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Slammer, maybe you have bionic vision. I only scored 19. Thanks also for the hypnotic fun.
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Re: 2016 Vignette - I hope you don't have a red car...

Fun, and on my laptop screen, despite my eyes starting to go blurry, I managed a 4 - just some of the green/blue ones, all together, i.e. probably just one or two out of sequence, which I could see weren't quite right, but the headache was starting!

I blame the screen - I'll do it on a proper monitor tomorrow and see if it's better.
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Re: 2016 Vignette - I hope you don't have a red car...

Now that Ace1 mentions monitors, I suppose that brings up an interesting factor: what kind of monitor is best suited for color tests? At what brightness strength and what other parameters are there?

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Same here, I use this when I am assessing a customer's staff and how they perceive color when installing a color management system in printing.
..by the way, I got a score of "0", perfect color vision, not bad for an old fart.
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Now that Ace1 mentions monitors, I suppose that brings up an interesting factor: what kind of monitor is best suited for color tests? At what brightness strength and what other parameters are there?

Good night!
Likely your screen isn't calibrated, if you're not in the photography/graphics area. LED screens tend to have wicket blue/green casts.

Try bringing up a photo and looking on different screens/phones, the difference can be amazing.

Of course brightness should be low if you are looking for printing etc. but no idea for colour tests. I have an old LCD laptop and compared to the ipad/macbook the colour differences are huge
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