Black And White Photo Goes Viral Because People Are Seeing It In Color Due To An Optical Illusion

What do you see? This bizarre and apparently effective optical illusion is sweeping the internet because it turns an ordinary black and white photo into a color one. I say apparently because somehow it doesn’t quite work for me, I only see annoying colored grids all over the photo!

More: Patreon h/t: boredpanda

The image, created by digital media artist and software developer Øyvind Kolås, tricks your brain into ‘filling in the gaps,’ taking the cues from the colored lines to predict what the rest of the picture should look like. Kolås calls the experiment a ‘color assimilation grid illusion,’ and is simply different colored grids laid over a greyscale photo.

It isn’t only grids that have the desired effect, although they appear to be the most effective for most people. Dots and lines also work to create the illusion in a similar fashion, with the lines working best to produce overall color for me personally.


(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories

Machinalia : Boris Artzybasheff’s Surreal Visions of Living Machines
Too Young To Be A Pirate: Dreamy Illustrations By Ulric Leprovost
The Dark, Cyberpunk And Fantasy Paintings Of Jakub Rebelka
Charmed 3D Models Of Rebeca Puebla Inspired By BDSM
Twisted & Satirical Pop Culture Characters By Dan LuVisi
Stunning Digital Artworks by Richard Kingston
Hilarious Comics By Norwegian Mom Jade Nordahl That Perfectly Capture What Motherhood Is Like
Francesca Lombardi And Giacomo Favilla Present Stunning Doily Masks Portraits
Japanese Illustrator BerryVerrine Dazzles With Awesome Retrowave Kawaii Art
Photo of the Day: Vanishing Artist
Photo of the Day: A River Of Smoke Passing Over The Greenland Sea
Gorgeous Celestial Maps And Illustrations From A 19th Century American Atlas
Artist Christina Hess Imagines Cats As Famous Historical Figures
If Modern Internet Companies Existed In 1970s - Early 1990s
Expressive Text Loops, Folds, And Ties Itself In Knots In 3D Murals By Pref
"Next Day You'll be Okay"
Web Developer Creates A Site That Turns Your Photos Into Works Of Emoji Art
Portraits of Ordinary People in Unusual Locations by French Artist JR
Artist Imagines What Russian Skies Would Look If They Were In 8-Bit
Oven Mitts With Swear Words: The Best Cooking Tool Since Wine
The Best Of Black Lives Matter Protest Signs
Stunning Fashion Illustrations By Esra Røise
The Soft, Romantic Illustrations Of Mateja Kovač
Makeup Artist Creates Incredible Drawings Using Her Own Body As Canvas
Clever Tombstones By People Whose Sense Of Humor Will Live Forever
Hilarious Sculptures Inspired By Tom And Jerry’s Most Unfortunate Moments
Tatted Up In Victorian Times: Fascinating Photos Show The Work Of One Of Britian's First Tattoo Artists Sutherland Macdonald
"I'm Not Your Toy": The Superb Contemporary Paintings by Inga Makarova
Audi Hires Photographer To Shoot Their $50,000 Car, He Uses $32 Miniature Toy Car Instead
Motivating Posters for Your Startup