What Color Is My Hoodie?

12 apr 2021
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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: twitter.com/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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  • Please contain all your "color" vs "colour" comments in this thread. Good luck.

    Tom ScottTom ScottMánuði síðan
    • .

      Wintry PvPWintry PvP2 dögum síðan
    • Colour

      Ichi.Ichi.18 dögum síðan
    • COLOUR

      INKYINKY20 dögum síðan
    • a

      Peter GriffinPeter Griffin24 dögum síðan
    • Colour

      Poor Ford transit ownerPoor Ford transit owner24 dögum síðan
  • Your slowly turning into Vsause Lmao

    BruhBruh15 klukkustundum síðan
  • Tom makes the type of videos that nobody asked for but everybody needed

    ObersturmbannObersturmbann19 klukkustundum síðan
  • Nice video and Hoodie gang boi :)

    12shzarmai 5512shzarmai 55Degi Síðan síðan
  • 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!!!

    DucklesDucklesDegi Síðan síðan
  • well by the thumbnail alone, id say your hoodie is thinking with portals.

    Raging_AzzholeRaging_AzzholeDegi Síðan síðan
  • the only reason i type color instead if colour is because u.. im lazy af and cba to type u

    TimeTimeDegi Síðan síðan
  • According to the thumbnail, your hoodie is 'Reverse-French-Flag' colored

    Kevin The Rad CatKevin The Rad Cat2 dögum síðan
  • How old are you

    Monkey manMonkey man2 dögum síðan
  • 2:57 was that to appeal to both brits and Americans

    Joab PellingJoab Pelling2 dögum síðan
  • Tom: "what color is my hoodie?" Hoodie company: gray Us: gray Camera: orange The same camera: blue Calibrated color sensor: purple

    Skill28oySkill28oy3 dögum síðan
  • 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

    Feenickz5Feenickz53 dögum síðan
  • 0:51: Me still at school:

    ElctricElctric3 dögum síðan
  • ok so i’m not crazy the lights due change at night

    King MaxwellKing Maxwell4 dögum síðan
  • Redn't

    MarusikMarusik4 dögum síðan
  • Barely anyone though noticed that Tom spoke in the same voice while the train was passing instead of stopping or voicing it in editing.

    DirtyCameraRailfanDirtyCameraRailfan4 dögum síðan
  • From red shirt to grey hoodie

    leoleo4 dögum síðan
  • Grey

    Big IronBig Iron5 dögum síðan
  • White

    Big IronBig Iron5 dögum síðan
  • Red

    Big IronBig Iron5 dögum síðan
  • It looks like grayish White

    FalconTMFalconTM5 dögum síðan
  • grey

    TanksAlotTanksAlot6 dögum síðan
  • Going by those trains, you're not in the countryside at all, you're near Wimbledon in London

    civ27civ277 dögum síðan
  • White

    JomJom7 dögum síðan
  • its rgb

    what datwhat dat7 dögum síðan
  • Loved the colour/ clor flicker! Brilliant!

    Tharinda BasnayakeTharinda Basnayake8 dögum síðan
  • Colo(u)r temperature

    Manthan MishraManthan Mishra8 dögum síðan
  • 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

    Marta RosiakMarta Rosiak9 dögum síðan
  • Gray

    tim kohlertim kohler9 dögum síðan
  • I can't say color in the pinned comment, s u s

    Alex ExleyAlex Exley10 dögum síðan
  • Light blue

    ??10 dögum síðan
  • I want that calibrated color sensor

    Alexis ColladoAlexis Collado10 dögum síðan
  • "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

    ya boiya boi11 dögum síðan
  • why train

    SvartezSvartez11 dögum síðan
  • 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."

    DesignatorDesignator11 dögum síðan
  • I think li and ul are block element as ti takes all the width and prints in each rows

    AkashAkash12 dögum síðan
  • Friendly reminder: Brown does not exist.

    NoTraceOfSenseNoTraceOfSense12 dögum síðan
  • Red, it’s always red

    ScoutswellScoutswell12 dögum síðan
  • I saw you in Regent's Park yesterday wearing this very hoodie! Love your videos

    Rebecca146Rebecca14612 dögum síðan
  • colououour?

    Big ChickenkingBig Chickenking12 dögum síðan
  • seeing the slight red in amethyst sky: what the

    Sexy LemonSexy Lemon12 dögum síðan
  • The part about looking dirty is probably why Lego discontinued their original grey colors and replaced them with bluish-grey.

    eioshen boboieioshen boboi12 dögum síðan
    • Gee, just copy someone else's comment.

      Christopher DibbsChristopher Dibbs2 dögum síðan
  • Rip colour blind ppl including me

    CinimodCinimod12 dögum síðan
  • The title isn't misleading will watch again

    GamerGamer13 dögum síðan
    • I can’t believe you colour hooligans

      eioshen boboieioshen boboi12 dögum síðan
  • and another factor... I have f.lux on as well as blue light filtering glasses. "amethyst sky" looks brown.

    Eric DubéEric Dubé13 dögum síðan
  • i love watching toms videos in noiay environments because all his videos has subtitles

    Arcitek GDArcitek GD13 dögum síðan
  • 0:50 bold of u to assume i learnt anything from school

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu13 dögum síðan
  • Thanks for using the right color/colour in the title

    Stovve On the sunStovve On the sun13 dögum síðan
  • The video edit and Tom's performance in this video is flawless!

    AshfaaqAshfaaq14 dögum síðan
    • 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.

      bocoy noiubocoy noiu13 dögum síðan
  • Looks grey to me somethimes when i blink it goes to very very very very very very very very 0.0000000000000000000000001 blue

    Marc EdwardMarc Edward14 dögum síðan
  • Tom, you’re the only person who can make “The History of Laundry” interesting. Bravo 👏

    Michael LynchMichael Lynch14 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    Abbie BAbbie B14 dögum síðan
    • @NT_23 I'll accept peach.

      Abbie BAbbie B11 dögum síðan
    • It's more of a peach colour. Definitely not pink

      NT_23NT_2313 dögum síðan
  • Forgot i had my blue light filter on.. 2:39 you have no idea tom

    saturnday 1saturnday 114 dögum síðan
  • What I take from this video is that blue is scientifically the best color

    Merica MaverickMerica Maverick14 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    Dylan JonesDylan Jones14 dögum síðan
  • Colour

    SwiftsSwifts14 dögum síðan
  • 2:54 the word “colo(u)r” “glitching” between having and not having a u is great

    Sad boi CubeSad boi Cube14 dögum síðan
  • I understand this more than the white and gold dress

    Adrian TarrantAdrian Tarrant14 dögum síðan
  • I can’t believe you colour hooligans

    devil's musicdevil's music14 dögum síðan
  • im colour blind and you hoodie looks grey for me in every video

    Tino MüllerTino Müller15 dögum síðan
  • Grey

    GuppyGuppy15 dögum síðan
  • I don't get it, why don't you just spell it 'colour'? Why do you keep switching?

    ToothlessToothless15 dögum síðan
  • Colour

    CraftyCole09CraftyCole0915 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    Zayd ZulqurnainZayd Zulqurnain15 dögum síðan
  • grey

    conor youngconor young15 dögum síðan
  • im colourblind

    Andrew LeechAndrew Leech15 dögum síðan
  • Plot twist Tom Scott doesn't have artificial light, he's actually just in Mexico

    Jeph LuzentalesJeph Luzentales15 dögum síðan
  • I don’t know, i’m colourblind.

    kevinwilliam0kevinwilliam015 dögum síðan
  • E

    THE_J_GAMERTHE_J_GAMER16 dögum síðan
  • 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. 😃

    Hammy BurgersHammy Burgers16 dögum síðan
  • Christ you look like Tony Blair

    awesomefrankrapidawesomefrankrapid16 dögum síðan
  • Grey. Now bye

    B DB D16 dögum síðan
  • 2:40 You say, "very, very yellow." I say, "very, very orange."

    JoJo16 dögum síðan
  • 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

    AJ SongCoversAJ SongCovers16 dögum síðan
  • Colour

    Fakob JakobFakob Jakob16 dögum síðan
  • white/light grey/gray

    TheSupremePotatoTheSupremePotato16 dögum síðan
  • the thumbnail: whats the color of my hoodie? Me: Portal.

    Drag89XDrag89X16 dögum síðan
  • Hah. The answer is that the color is color.

    *-. Killua .-**-. Killua .-*16 dögum síðan
  • ah yes a video about colour that my colourblind self understands

    Aleksander Ferdinand WillingdonAleksander Ferdinand Willingdon16 dögum síðan
  • Grueange

    LA_gamer2009LA_gamer200916 dögum síðan
  • This video made my brain hurt.

    pj48pj4816 dögum síðan
  • radio waves, microwaves, infred RADiATIONNNNN! Visible light, ultra violet... X-RAYS, GAMMA RAYS!!! -EMR song.

    DarthAlphaTheGreatDarthAlphaTheGreat16 dögum síðan
  • are you the father from mumbojumbo

    Marvin BreitfeldMarvin Breitfeld17 dögum síðan
  • The part about looking dirty is probably why Lego discontinued their original grey colors and replaced them with bluish-grey.

    Ailsa NiAilsa Ni17 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    john smithjohn smith17 dögum síðan
  • 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.

    Felipe GonçalvesFelipe Gonçalves17 dögum síðan
  • I had never heard of Amethyst Sky paint mix colour before now, and I already have opinions about it!

    niauropsakaniauropsaka17 dögum síðan
  • it grey

    Traktor TomTraktor Tom17 dögum síðan
  • This brings me back to the Blue/Gold dress thing XD

    HappiestTick234PlayzzHappiestTick234Playzz17 dögum síðan
  • At 2:38 and 3:28 I played it in slow life to make sure it wasn’t the same take, bravo on quality

    TheGameMattTheGameMatt17 dögum síðan
  • I thought it looked more Vanilla Sky

    FenceThisFenceThis17 dögum síðan
  • I was waiting for you to show up in a red hoodie tbh

    John DangcilJohn Dangcil17 dögum síðan
  • joe

    hair dumbhair dumb17 dögum síðan
  • This slight blue colouring trick is also used in the paper industry, so paper looks more white, pure and clean.

    Renan Bohn SchwarzboldRenan Bohn Schwarzbold17 dögum síðan
  • This would have been a good episode for a CGP Grey crossover.

    nacorannacoran17 dögum síðan
  • That colour sensor is worth 800 dollars lmao

    Tijn MöldersTijn Mölders17 dögum síðan
  • Its a blueish grey

    Mr - RandoMr - Rando17 dögum síðan
  • Orange, Gray, and Blue.

    PinkPixel ProductionsPinkPixel Productions17 dögum síðan
  • I don’t care

    amin lefiamin lefi17 dögum síðan
  • Im colorblind

    PolaarjPolaarj17 dögum síðan