Quiz: Test your color IQ | How About Orange

September 26, 2008

Quiz: Test your color IQ

Julia sent in a link to this quiz where you must put color chips in order by hue. Try it out.

123 comments:

Rosie&James said...

That was interesting and fun! I scored a 7 (0 being perfect) and my weak areas are blues and greens. I wonder how my husband would score on this since he's red/green color blind...

katie said...

I scored a 7 also. I've been oil painting for years and would like to think that I've gotten pretty good at getting colors pretty close.

IndianTies said...

I got a 3! (I think having a really clear monitor helps also!) That's a fun test!

shanna said...

that was fun! i don't think i could've taken the test on my old laptop because the screen was so grey. i scored perfect. i think getting them all correct stems from my slightly obsessive need to color code my closet!

Fibo said...

Wow everyone kicked my butt, I got 24 and I thought that was really good! Might have something to do with doing it on a laptop screen perhaps :S

isabel f. said...

hey I´ve got a 4, it´s good hâ??
:DDD

Laura Jane said...

Oh dear- 25 for me. I'm really bad at mustardy yellows apparently.

That's because I'm a WINTER people - I don't do mustards!

I can live with it

Katy said...

Aww, I thought I was doing well getting 23..rubbish at pinks tho. Can I blame the monitor at work?

Island Girl said...

Ok, I thought I did good with a 27. NOT! That was pretty cool.

krysalia said...

I scored a 7 too :)

Sandy said...

I got a four! Kinda exciting!

That was fun! Thanks for sharing.

Steph said...

whoa - that was hard on the eyes... but I got a zero! Yay!

Mary Gondola said...

Well, I scored 24. I'm not proud of that, but I think it's interesting that on the chart where it shows your incorrect answers, I had six blocks of four wrong answers, evenly spaced throughout the color spectrum. That's a little bit odd!

Gina Perry said...

That was fun! I got a 4 - perhaps in my 20's I would have done better! Of course, I think that type of skill improves with experience, right? This a great idea for design students. A great warm up to start the day too.

jessica said...

I took this test the other day and loved it. i had a hard time in blues and greens. i got a 12. ouch for a designer. oh well.

E to the M said...

I took this at work, on a PC, and scored a 19. I took it again at home on a Mac and got a perfect score. What a difference.

Carrie said...

Yea! I got a perfect score, but now I can't see straight... rats.

Rowena said...

I got a 7 too, but my eyes were going wonky. The light started wavering.

I wonder if this would be easier using paint chips or something.

Fun though

Kosmika said...

7 ...WOW! :)

Stacey said...

15 for me. it was very interesting to do.

Karen said...

I got an 8....not too bad!

ANNE said...

I got a 4, but I think my eyes are going to fall out now!

NJTomboy said...

14....(grrr)

Lynnetta said...

I scored a 3. That was an intense eye workout. My poor area was in the blue greens. Those are my favorite colors! I wonder if there is any significance to the weaker areas for each individual.

littlebrownpen said...

Oh wow, I suck at this! Scored a 12. Hats off to those who did better. My eyes ache.

Cassy said...

0 for me!

Kristina said...

FUN! I got a 3.:)

lisagh said...

I, too, got a 7. Great fun! I'm going to share this with my whole design staff!

The Mommy said...

Woo hoo a 4...and a headache. That thing made my eyes want to explode!

Katie said...

that was so exciting - I have "perfect vision" - if only I could see detail like I can pick hues...

Alexa said...

I got a 3! Apparently I have trouble with blue-greens. Also, I am using a Mac, so they show colors well.

NatalieW said...

My eye doctor used to make me do this test at each appointment! It was my favorite part. I scored a 4 on this test. My weakness was the purples.

Kate said...

I got a 16.. I found the blues hard, but I did better in the blues then the pinks apparently. That was hard on the eyes after a bit of staring!

Shannon said...

I got a 7! And I think it was out of frustration that I had to do it with 4 different bars because most of my errors were in the last bar.

By the way, I think all of you who scored in the 20's also did a pretty darn good job! That still puts you in the top 5th!

Mint Julep said...

That was fun! I am proud to say I scored a 0!

Vacuum Queen said...

I had a headache after only 2 minutes. I had a hard time in the middle of the spectrum apparently! Bummer. Funny though...when I'd adjust my laptop, all the colors looked different. Do you graphic arts types do actual work on laptops? I'm always curious if I"m over editing a photo, when all it really takes is a shift of my screen!
Anyhow, I scored 16 and now I feel dumb. What a nice start to my day. :(

Grandma G said...

At the risk of my eyes going wonky or falling out, I decided to take the test. This ol' grandma scored a '0'! WOOHOO!!!

And I don't even have a headache. (You all look a little blotchy, though.)

That was fun...
Mum

Nevis said...

Man, that sucks. I got a 42! I'm blaming my crappy work monitor. *hides in corner!*

maritessb said...

this hurts. i got a 12 but the first time was a 38... i don't know if i could do better than 12 though..thanks for sharing that was fun. my bff got 4!

Amanda said...

Yay! I got a 4! My weakest point was blues/greens. I would expect blues/purples to be the majority of peoples' weak spot. Scientifically.. purple has the highest frequency on the color spectrum, and it's very common for people to have problems seeing it.

Sharee said...

I got a 20. Thought I had done better.. What a wide range or results though! From single digits to 100.. I guess I can't complain too much...

Grandma G said...

Umm... Jess... you didn't tell us how YOU scored! (?)

Ms Hyper Superficiality said...

Thanks so much. I feel fine with my 4. So I can still go into a fabric shop and buy sewing yarn without a swatch.

(yeah to Grandma G!)

But I'll try it again at home without any distractions.

Anonymous said...

I scored a "0" perfect color vision! helps to study the color wheel!

Brandon & Kristin Crouch said...

I am happy to say that I scored a perfect 0 on this one.

Expat Mom said...

Wow, that was hard on the eyes, but fun. I scored a 0. I think I`m rather obsessive, though, because I spent a lot of time fine-tuning. :)

June said...

I got a 7 and a major headache! Don't let on to my boss about the 7!!!

trish said...

Okay don't hate me but I got a 0.But I can't pick out paint colors worth a darn. Go figure.

FancyPants-design said...

That was fun. I got a 3! :-) Very proud!

Jana said...

I scored a 50. and I thought I was doing ok. Dang!

beanie g said...

I scored a 0, that's zero for those of you keeping track at home. This is way cool. Thanks for your cool blog!

Tori said...

I got a 3...I love this and all the other fun activities you put on your blog!!

Sarah said...

How fun! I got a 7.

janie said...

got an 8...ditto on my eyes about to fall out!

Anonymous said...

Wow, I scored zero.
Thanks do much for all you share. Love reading your blog

kerrie said...

Wow, I got a 12. Honestly, I don't think that's bad, when you look at the range and the bad scores are in the thousands.

Cool little test, thanks. I blame my score on wavering light filtering through my window.

Heidi said...

I got an 8. But my eyes started to see it in reverse because I was staring at it! I can still see the lines...

lindsey said...

I scored a 37, but I really think it also has to do with how your monitor is calibrated.

Anonymous said...

I scored a 15.... woohoo! my weakeness was in the mauvie/brownish color hues.

Clara
www.beadcharmerdesigns.com

mo said...

Phew! I got a 0 which is good because my job title is "Color Desinger" and if I hadn't scored well, I would have felt like a fraud! I am going to have my coleagues take it on monday. Fun test!

ThreeBySea said...

I got a perfect score- yay me! I will say that squinting at the screen helped me check my work before I submitted it. It helped to see differences in value and if things were out of order.

Alfred T. Mahan said...

*sighs* I got a rock.

I mean a 4. Yes, a 4. You'd think painting those little metal figures would have meant something by now...

Stacey said...

perfect score!!! but I have a fab monitor at home. no doubt that helped, ha ha. (I took it at work too and got a 12 with blue-green weaknesses.)

palmy said...

I scored a 32. Is it good? (please, Im not english, I am italian!)

Kimberly said...

I got an 18. But in my defense it is almost 4 in the morning!!! Blue to purple was hard, and my eyes were watering. Cool time waster though!!! Thanks for sharing.

jessica said...

first time visitor here. your site is ... wait, let me..yes, i think it is "the bomb diggity" . at least that is what my little bro would say, and i believe that translates roughly to absolutely awesome. i've been told i say awesome too much. im trying to find something equivalent. rad? swell? seriously, your site rocks. i am putting it up on my blog right after i click on just about every link you post.

Spook said...

Yay! My eyes will be 46 next week, but I got a zero!

Breezy Babies said...

23 for me!

fleeting-image said...

That test made my eyes water. I think I will be seeing color chips for the next couple of hours now! The good news is that I scored a 4! It makes me feel pretty good.
Thank you for sharing this!

Pumpkin Head Baby Co said...

Man I suck, I got a 15, and now I think I am going to be seeing lines for the rest of the day!

Kivett Studio said...

That was fun! Much to my surprise, I scored a zero. I found the pinks to be most difficult and was sure I had one or two out of order.

mommy hickey said...

I did horribly! I'm embarrased to say that my score was almost three digits.

Anyway, I've successfully spent a major portion looking through all of this blog.

I love it. =)

Alina Brito said...

24... oh well!
thanks, that was fun!

Alina Brito said...

I just posted this quiz on my blog, I gave you credit for finding the link and redirected to yours. I hope that is OK with you :)

Sara said...

i got a 4! but now i feel cross eyed...

j'taimee said...

I got a 4.
...thank you for sharing a perfect downtime activity.

Holly said...

Man, I stink.

Jess said...

Palmy, 0 is a perfect score. The number you get shows how many colors you had out of order.

I got a 7. My first two rows were perfect, but it was downhill from there. I started getting really impatient at how long the quiz was, and dragged things faster and faster and plopped them down. Or maybe it's to be expected that my eyes were good at the orange row! Ha!

Jess said...

And vacuum queen, I don't use a laptop because the screen is too small. I can't fit all the palettes and tools AND the thing I'm designing on there. It would make me crazy. So more an issue of size than color, at least for me.

Lauren Knoop said...

Whew...11 here. By the end, I had to take a break!

firefly said...

That's weird, on the second time, i got a perfect score...I cheated, however. Just tilt your screen back to see some of the different hues!

EmBelISH said...

I got an 11 with my weakness being blues and greens too... but it is a bit tricky on my pc at this time of night, so might try again tomorrow... uuugggh in denial! LOL

Heidi said...

I didn't even attempt to take this quiz. I'm red/green color blind and I started freaking out as soon as I clicked on the link.

miznyc said...

That was fun! I scored 7. I'm pretty happy about that. Blue and green are my weak areas.

Jess said...

Heidi, yeah, I can see how that would be difficult! :)

Brie said...

Woot! I got a 0.. Of course I'm a graphic designer too. lol I'm sending it to my coworker. :) Thanks for this

kimberlyfr said...

OK- now I am kinda freaked out. I was going to comment that there is something wrong with the test because I, of course, have perfect vision and could not get a 143.

So of course I expected everyone else to have the same comments.

But no - y'all have an under 10 average which makes me the hunchback of the color wheel. I am so sad.

Jess said...

No, only the people with good scores comment to say how proud they are. The hundreds of other people who have taken it have kept their mouths shut! And I do think the quality/calibration of your monitor might have something to do with it.

Bailey said...

A 15 for me.

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

Guess I am not going to be bragging on my 35. Not the bees knees after all!

I know that coming to your site is dangerous because it means an hour, minimum, lost to messing around on the internet. Thanks for passing along all the amazing sites!
Cheers,
Tracey

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JackPacker said...

This is where the stupid uber-expensive mac monitor finally paid off!!! I can add "PERFECT COLOR VISION" to my resume and use that skill set to win work! That test was HARD!!!

Julie @ Letter9 said...

That was actually pretty cool. Of course now I want to keep doing it until I get it all right. But that's just me. : )

Mal said...

it only took me about 10 minutes and made my eyes very tired, but I got a four! very pleased with myself1

Elliot's Mom said...

I got a 0, I think I am in the wrong feild. I knew I should have gone to art school. I work for a health care non-profit...

whitney said...

I got a 0 !! It was fun!

Kimberly said...

That WAS fun! I scored a 4, the last set was definitely the hardest.

Helen Cuthbert said...

Wippee this was so much fun. But I do like order and colour!! I got 23 but I am VERY tired and it is late and I have bleary eyes...maybe I will try when i am fresh faced too!!

burrito said...

Cool. I scored a 0!! I finally found my calling, sorting hues with my perfect colour vision.

Interestingly it seemed hard at first and then really obvious once I started.

Or perhaps this is all just a statement about how awesome my monitor is.

Anonymous said...

Scored a 0!! :)

Stephanie Ryan said...

A big fat Zero! That was fun, thanks!

laura said...

I refuse. Every time you post something like this I lose hours and hours while I play around! I wind up printing templates for paper purses, reading tutorials, taking tests to determine my decorating style...it's totally out of hand! Your blog is too much fun!

maegan said...

Freaking sweet, I got a ZERO! Maybe I should become an artist.

this chicken said...

Haha! Great test, but addictive. I notice how you have it filed under 'time-wasters' ;)

Loads of fun though!

Keisha said...

I got a 4!! Didn't think I'd do that well...after reading the comments, I feel pretty good about it!

Lindsay said...

A 15 for me, and now my eyes hurt. I felt like I was doing one of those find and seek pictures where you stare at it and pictures pop up. I wonder if I'd had done better with a better monitor...

--r said...

That was fun. I scored a 0 also. I wonder if I would do so well with my monitor at home.

aRtcHixX said...

I can't believe I scored a 4!!!!
I was shocked - what a fun test!!
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Anonymous said...

I was so curious to do this test after taking a color theory class in college...To my surprise, I got a 0! Wow, I think I was just really lucky. :)

PangTama said...

Wowww...i got 0 too...definitely took the wrong course :P

Vanessa said...

wow.. that was really cool! i love your blog by the way! you are truly talented!

DK said...

Yay! Loved that test! I got a 4 =)

kelly said...

ok, now my brain hurts and I'm 20 minutes behind! I hoped I would be a color savant but no such luck. 29 for me!

Amanda (vintageglam) said...

I scored 0! It took me a few minutes to figure that zero was the best score and not the worst.
Apparently I'm better at colors :)

findinghappy said...

I got an 8 and I am completely defunct in the art/color area of life!

Casey said...

Nice. A 3 isn't too bad. Fun quiz.

vanja said...

I score a 7, and was excided, but them my husband scored 0. Wow...I had to try again and got 0. That's better.

brittany said...

i know no one will believe me but i scored a freaking zero! hmmm... maybe i should consider an art major?? haha that was intense though.

Chronically Katie. said...

I did the worst out of everyone!

I got a 64.

Let me tell ya, being colored blind really messes with your head...

Anonymous said...

I got a four. That was fun! Thanks for sharing! I kept blinking towards the end of the test though. Whew.

Anonymous said...

I got a zero! Super cool.

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Krischelle and Jacob said...

I got a 0! i feel so... special! hahah. this was fun!

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