What Color Is My Hoodie?

Tom Scott

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    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

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

      1. Sentrosity

        Color is American English and colour is British English

      2. Wintry PvP


      3. Ichi.


      4. INKY


      5. Peter Griffin


    2. K B

      Light blue

    3. Billy Fox

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

    4. Robin Tanner

      Why does this remind me of that one CptD video?

    5. Alvin Darby

      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


    7. Stealthlock

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

    8. Javabasily

      I'm getting the blue or gold dress vibes

    9. theGyyyrd

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

    10. Bruh

      Your slowly turning into Vsause Lmao

    11. Obersturmbann

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

    12. 12shzarmai 55

      Nice video and Hoodie gang boi :)

    13. Duckles

      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

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

    15. Time

      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

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

    17. Monkey man

      How old are you

    18. Joab Pelling

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

    19. Skill28oy

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

    20. Feenickz5

      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

      0:51: Me still at school:

    22. King Maxwell

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

    23. Marusik


    24. DirtyCameraRailfan

      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

      From red shirt to grey hoodie

    26. Big Iron


    27. Big Iron


    28. Big Iron


    29. FalconTM

      It looks like grayish White

    30. TanksAlot


    31. civ27

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

    32. Jom


    33. what dat

      its rgb

    34. Tharinda Basnayake

      Loved the colour/ clor flicker! Brilliant!

    35. Manthan Mishra

      Colo(u)r temperature

    36. Marta Rosiak

      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


    38. Alex Exley

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

    39. ?

      Light blue

    40. Alexis Collado

      I want that calibrated color sensor

    41. ya boi

      "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

      why train

    43. Designator

      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

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

    45. NoTraceOfSense

      Friendly reminder: Brown does not exist.

    46. Scoutswell

      Red, it’s always red

    47. Rebecca146

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

    48. Big Chickenking


    49. Sexy Lemon

      seeing the slight red in amethyst sky: what the

    50. eioshen boboi

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

      1. Christopher Dibbs

        Gee, just copy someone else's comment.

    51. Cinimod

      Rip colour blind ppl including me

    52. Gamer

      The title isn't misleading will watch again

      1. eioshen boboi

        I can’t believe you colour hooligans

    53. Eric Dubé

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

    54. Arcitek GD

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

    55. bocoy noiu

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

    56. Stovve On the sun

      Thanks for using the right color/colour in the title

    57. Ashfaaq

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

      1. bocoy noiu

        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

      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

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

    60. Abbie B

      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.

      1. Abbie B

        @NT_23 I'll accept peach.

      2. NT_23

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

    61. saturnday 1

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

    62. Merica Maverick

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

    63. Dylan Jones

      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


    65. Sad boi Cube

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

    66. Adrian Tarrant

      I understand this more than the white and gold dress

    67. devil's music

      I can’t believe you colour hooligans

    68. Tino Müller

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

    69. Guppy


    70. Toothless

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

    71. CraftyCole09


    72. Zayd Zulqurnain

      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


    74. Andrew Leech

      im colourblind

    75. Jeph Luzentales

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

    76. kevinwilliam0

      I don’t know, i’m colourblind.

    77. THE_J_GAMER


    78. Hammy Burgers

      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

      Christ you look like Tony Blair

    80. B D

      Grey. Now bye

    81. Jo

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

    82. AJ SongCovers

      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


    84. TheSupremePotato

      white/light grey/gray

    85. Drag89X

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

    86. *-. Killua .-*

      Hah. The answer is that the color is color.

    87. Aleksander Ferdinand Willingdon

      ah yes a video about colour that my colourblind self understands

    88. LA_gamer2009


    89. pj48

      This video made my brain hurt.

    90. DarthAlphaTheGreat

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

    91. Marvin Breitfeld

      are you the father from mumbojumbo

    92. Ailsa Ni

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

    93. john smith

      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

      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

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

    96. Traktor Tom

      it grey

    97. HappiestTick234Playzz

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

    98. TheGameMatt

      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

      I thought it looked more Vanilla Sky

    100. John Dangcil

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