Would you pass Pantone’s color test?
Every year, Pantone runs a test amongst their color factory workers to make sure that their color vision is pitch-perfect. This is a type of hue color vision test, based on the one by Farnsworth-Munsell, which evaluates the subject’s capacity to detect slight color variations amongst 100 color samples. The aim of the test is to place the color plates in the correct progressive and gradual order.
Since designers and artists from everywhere depend on their color guides to unify printing, their workers vision must live up to the company’s standards. And their results aren’t disappointing at all: some of the workers interviewed by Quartz only get one or two colors wrong, tops!
Our genes dictate how good our cones and rods work, but these people are really privileged: the average person gets between 24 and 35 incorrectly placed tiles. That’s okay –you can still rely on Pantone’s color guides to make sure that your red isn’t a bit yellow-tinted 🙂
Pantone says that it’s not the same to take the test on a screen that doing it in person, but you can still take the test here. Share your result with us!