Can You Pass This Brainteasing Colour Quiz?

If you're an artist or work in graphic design, this quiz will be a breeze. Do you think your eyes are trained enough to notice a very slight difference in colour shades?

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The colour quiz

The right colour can bring an outfit or a room to life and certain colours can even impact your mood. So, how exactly are humans able to see colours? Well, it's quite simple. A person's eyes actually team up to work with the brain to translate light into colours, according to Pantone. The way you perceive a purple grape or green leaves on a tree might be slightly different than someone else, but we can all distinguish purple from green and blue from orange—with the exception of those that are colourblind. Does that mean that we can all notice slightly different shades of the same colour? Well, take this colour quiz and find out!

Below are four different squares of a specific colour, and one of the squares is a slightly different shade—it might not even be noticeably different to some. Test your skills to see if you can spot the shade that is different from the rest in the 10 puzzles below.

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Which shade of green is different?

 

Answer: The fourth square is a slightly lighter shade of green here. Were your eyes strong enough to see that? This is what the colour of your outfit says about your personality.

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Which shade of pink is different?

 

Answer: The shade of pink of the second square is slightly darker here. Check out these gorgeous photos of the most colourful towns in the world.

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Which shade of blue is different?

 

 

Answer: Did your eyes spot that the first square is a slightly lighter shade of blue? Don't miss these mind-blowing facts about colour.

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Which shade of red is different?

 

Answer: Do you know which shade of red is a different shade? If you think it's the fourth square, you're right! Can you guess the most popular car colours in Canada?

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Which shade of orange is different?

 

 

Answer: The shade of orange on the third square is slightly lighter on this puzzle. Psst—here's the real reason Halloween colours are black and orange

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Which shade of grey is different?

 

 

Answer: This one might be tricky. Do you know which shade of grey is different? The second square is a little bit lighter than the others. Find out the two colours the Property Brothers say you should avoid on your walls.

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Which shade of yellow is different?

 

 

Answer: The third square is somewhat darker here. Did you notice it? If this is too easy, try this colour test that fewer than one per cent of people can pass.

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Which shade of purple is different?

 

 

Answer: Can you pick the shade of purple that isn't like the other? The first square is a little bit darker. Check out this eye-popping gallery of the world's most colourful animals.

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Which shade of beige is different?

 

 

Answer: Beige is beige, right? Wrong. The fourth square is a slightly lighter shade of beige. Want to get more likes on Instagram? Find out the real reason Canadians and Americans spell "colour" differently.

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Which shade of turquoise is different?

 

 

Answer: The third block of turquoise is a little bit different from the other three. To test your smarts even more, try answering these tough trivia questions.

Originally Published on Reader's Digest