Light, color and the dress: Video explains gold-white blue-black dress illusion.

A Quick Video That Explains How Colors and Light Contributed to the Dress Mania

A Quick Video That Explains How Colors and Light Contributed to the Dress Mania

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Feb. 27 2015 12:50 PM

Something Gold, Something Blue

How light affects the colors you see.

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We now know the Scottish origins of the dress photo—posted so a bride and groom could garner feedback on whether the mother of the bride intended to wear a blue and black or white and gold dress.

The quick video above demonstrates how an LED light with temperature control can cast either warm or cool light, impacting color, and making the Internet lose its mind.

Anne Marie Lindemann is a video producer and designer based on New York.