Keys to color management


Datacolor Ebook: Fundamentals of Color

Are the inside squares the same color?


Keys to Color Management


Can you trust your eyes for color measurement?


  • 1 in every 8 males is color defective due to their single X chromosome function
  • One in every 250 females is color defective
  • The most common color deficiency is a partial green defective

The smaller squares inside the blue and yellow squares are all the same color. They seem different (magenta and orange) because a color is perceived differently depending on its relation to adjacent colors. You can find more vision tests here and here


Color perception depends on many factors and varies from person to person. When judging color in everyday life minor fluctuations don’t really matter. However, if you need to measure and match the color professionally, precision becomes critical.


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Datacolor Ebook: Fundamentals of Color