What Color Is My Hoodie?

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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 Scott29 päivää sitten
    • .

      Wintry PvPWintry PvPPäivä sitten
    • Colour

      Ichi.Ichi.17 päivää sitten
    • COLOUR

      INKYINKY18 päivää sitten
    • a

      Peter GriffinPeter Griffin23 päivää sitten
    • Colour

      Poor Ford transit ownerPoor Ford transit owner23 päivää sitten
  • Nice video and Hoodie gang boi :)

    12shzarmai 5512shzarmai 5540 minuuttia sitten
  • 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!!!

    DucklesDuckles14 tuntia sitten
  • well by the thumbnail alone, id say your hoodie is thinking with portals.

    Raging_AzzholeRaging_Azzhole16 tuntia sitten
  • the only reason i type color instead if colour is because u.. im lazy af and cba to type u

    TimeTime19 tuntia sitten
  • According to the thumbnail, your hoodie is 'Reverse-French-Flag' colored

    Kevin The Rad CatKevin The Rad Cat21 tunti sitten
  • How old are you

    Monkey manMonkey manPäivä sitten
  • 2:57 was that to appeal to both brits and Americans

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

    Skill28oySkill28oyPäivä sitten
  • 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

    Feenickz5Feenickz52 päivää sitten
  • 0:51: Me still at school:

    ElctricElctric2 päivää sitten
  • ok so i’m not crazy the lights due change at night

    King MaxwellKing Maxwell3 päivää sitten
  • Redn't

    MarusikMarusik3 päivää sitten
  • Barely anyone though noticed that Tom spoke in the same voice while the train was passing instead of stopping or voicing it in editing.

    DirtyCameraRailfanDirtyCameraRailfan3 päivää sitten
  • From red shirt to grey hoodie

    leoleo3 päivää sitten
  • Grey

    Big IronBig Iron3 päivää sitten
  • White

    Big IronBig Iron3 päivää sitten
  • Red

    Big IronBig Iron3 päivää sitten
  • It looks like grayish White

    FalconTMFalconTM4 päivää sitten
  • grey

    TanksAlotTanksAlot5 päivää sitten
  • Going by those trains, you're not in the countryside at all, you're near Wimbledon in London

    civ27civ275 päivää sitten
  • White

    JomJom6 päivää sitten
  • its rgb

    what datwhat dat6 päivää sitten
  • Loved the colour/ clor flicker! Brilliant!

    Tharinda BasnayakeTharinda Basnayake7 päivää sitten
  • Colo(u)r temperature

    Manthan MishraManthan Mishra7 päivää sitten
  • 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 Rosiak8 päivää sitten
  • Gray

    tim kohlertim kohler8 päivää sitten
  • I can't say color in the pinned comment, s u s

    Alex ExleyAlex Exley9 päivää sitten
  • Light blue

    ??9 päivää sitten
  • I want that calibrated color sensor

    Alexis ColladoAlexis Collado9 päivää sitten
  • "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 boi10 päivää sitten
  • why train

    SvartezSvartez10 päivää sitten
  • 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."

    DesignatorDesignator10 päivää sitten
  • I think li and ul are block element as ti takes all the width and prints in each rows

    AkashAkash11 päivää sitten
  • Friendly reminder: Brown does not exist.

    NoTraceOfSenseNoTraceOfSense11 päivää sitten
  • Red, it’s always red

    ScoutswellScoutswell11 päivää sitten
  • I saw you in Regent's Park yesterday wearing this very hoodie! Love your videos

    Rebecca146Rebecca14611 päivää sitten
  • colououour?

    Big ChickenkingBig Chickenking11 päivää sitten
  • seeing the slight red in amethyst sky: what the

    Sexy LemonSexy Lemon11 päivää sitten
  • The part about looking dirty is probably why Lego discontinued their original grey colors and replaced them with bluish-grey.

    eioshen boboieioshen boboi11 päivää sitten
    • Gee, just copy someone else's comment.

      Christopher DibbsChristopher DibbsPäivä sitten
  • Rip colour blind ppl including me

    CinimodCinimod11 päivää sitten
  • The title isn't misleading will watch again

    GamerGamer12 päivää sitten
    • I can’t believe you colour hooligans

      eioshen boboieioshen boboi11 päivää sitten
  • and another factor... I have f.lux on as well as blue light filtering glasses. "amethyst sky" looks brown.

    Eric DubéEric Dubé12 päivää sitten
  • i love watching toms videos in noiay environments because all his videos has subtitles

    Arcitek GDArcitek GD12 päivää sitten
  • 0:50 bold of u to assume i learnt anything from school

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu12 päivää sitten
  • Thanks for using the right color/colour in the title

    Stovve On the sunStovve On the sun12 päivää sitten
  • The video edit and Tom's performance in this video is flawless!

    AshfaaqAshfaaq12 päivää sitten
    • 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 noiu12 päivää sitten
  • Looks grey to me somethimes when i blink it goes to very very very very very very very very 0.0000000000000000000000001 blue

    Marc EdwardMarc Edward12 päivää sitten
  • Tom, you’re the only person who can make “The History of Laundry” interesting. Bravo 👏

    Michael LynchMichael Lynch13 päivää sitten
  • 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 B13 päivää sitten
    • @NT_23 I'll accept peach.

      Abbie BAbbie B10 päivää sitten
    • It's more of a peach colour. Definitely not pink

      NT_23NT_2311 päivää sitten
  • Forgot i had my blue light filter on.. 2:39 you have no idea tom

    saturnday 1saturnday 113 päivää sitten
  • What I take from this video is that blue is scientifically the best color

    Merica MaverickMerica Maverick13 päivää sitten
  • 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 Jones13 päivää sitten
  • Colour

    SwiftsSwifts13 päivää sitten
  • 2:54 the word “colo(u)r” “glitching” between having and not having a u is great

    Sad boi CubeSad boi Cube13 päivää sitten
  • I understand this more than the white and gold dress

    Adrian TarrantAdrian Tarrant13 päivää sitten
  • I can’t believe you colour hooligans

    devil's musicdevil's music13 päivää sitten
  • im colour blind and you hoodie looks grey for me in every video

    Tino MüllerTino Müller13 päivää sitten
  • Grey

    GuppyGuppy13 päivää sitten
  • I don't get it, why don't you just spell it 'colour'? Why do you keep switching?

    ToothlessToothless13 päivää sitten
  • Colour

    CraftyCole09CraftyCole0914 päivää sitten
  • 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 Zulqurnain14 päivää sitten
  • grey

    conor youngconor young14 päivää sitten
  • im colourblind

    Andrew LeechAndrew Leech14 päivää sitten
  • Plot twist Tom Scott doesn't have artificial light, he's actually just in Mexico

    Jeph LuzentalesJeph Luzentales14 päivää sitten
  • I don’t know, i’m colourblind.

    kevinwilliam0kevinwilliam014 päivää sitten
  • E

    THE_J_GAMERTHE_J_GAMER14 päivää sitten
  • 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 Burgers14 päivää sitten
  • Christ you look like Tony Blair

    awesomefrankrapidawesomefrankrapid15 päivää sitten
  • Grey. Now bye

    B DB D15 päivää sitten
  • 2:40 You say, "very, very yellow." I say, "very, very orange."

    JoJo15 päivää sitten
  • 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 SongCovers15 päivää sitten
  • Colour

    Fakob JakobFakob Jakob15 päivää sitten
  • white/light grey/gray

    TheSupremePotatoTheSupremePotato15 päivää sitten
  • the thumbnail: whats the color of my hoodie? Me: Portal.

    Drag89XDrag89X15 päivää sitten
  • Hah. The answer is that the color is color.

    *-. Killua .-**-. Killua .-*15 päivää sitten
  • ah yes a video about colour that my colourblind self understands

    Aleksander Ferdinand WillingdonAleksander Ferdinand Willingdon15 päivää sitten
  • Grueange

    LA_gamer2009LA_gamer200915 päivää sitten
  • This video made my brain hurt.

    pj48pj4815 päivää sitten
  • radio waves, microwaves, infred RADiATIONNNNN! Visible light, ultra violet... X-RAYS, GAMMA RAYS!!! -EMR song.

    DarthAlphaTheGreatDarthAlphaTheGreat15 päivää sitten
  • are you the father from mumbojumbo

    Marvin BreitfeldMarvin Breitfeld15 päivää sitten
  • The part about looking dirty is probably why Lego discontinued their original grey colors and replaced them with bluish-grey.

    Ailsa NiAilsa Ni16 päivää sitten
  • 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 smith16 päivää sitten
  • 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 Gonçalves16 päivää sitten
  • I had never heard of Amethyst Sky paint mix colour before now, and I already have opinions about it!

    niauropsakaniauropsaka16 päivää sitten
  • it grey

    Traktor TomTraktor Tom16 päivää sitten
  • This brings me back to the Blue/Gold dress thing XD

    HappiestTick234PlayzzHappiestTick234Playzz16 päivää sitten
  • At 2:38 and 3:28 I played it in slow life to make sure it wasn’t the same take, bravo on quality

    TheGameMattTheGameMatt16 päivää sitten
  • I thought it looked more Vanilla Sky

    FenceThisFenceThis16 päivää sitten
  • I was waiting for you to show up in a red hoodie tbh

    John DangcilJohn Dangcil16 päivää sitten
  • joe

    hair dumbhair dumb16 päivää sitten
  • This slight blue colouring trick is also used in the paper industry, so paper looks more white, pure and clean.

    Renan Bohn SchwarzboldRenan Bohn Schwarzbold16 päivää sitten
  • This would have been a good episode for a CGP Grey crossover.

    nacorannacoran16 päivää sitten
  • That colour sensor is worth 800 dollars lmao

    Tijn MöldersTijn Mölders16 päivää sitten
  • Its a blueish grey

    Mr - RandoMr - Rando16 päivää sitten
  • Orange, Gray, and Blue.

    PinkPixel ProductionsPinkPixel Productions16 päivää sitten
  • I don’t care

    amin lefiamin lefi16 päivää sitten
  • Im colorblind

    PolaarjPolaarj16 päivää sitten
  • bro a SWEATER made me question reality a S W E A T E R

    BreadBread16 päivää sitten
  • There is no hoodie. Its cgi

    NoiceYT hiNoiceYT hi16 päivää sitten