Notice only 20 shades of gray
It’s been proven that women actually have an acute ability to pick up subtle differences in colors
In response to that last comment^^
Yes. It comes from the Hunter-Gatherer days.
Women were the gatherers. They had to be able to discern between the different shades of colors to know which plants were poisonous and which were not.
Men were out hunting, so they didn’t have to worry about that.
Which is why women see “Blood orange” and “crimson” and “scarlet” etc while guys just see “red”.
I’m sorry, I thought the girls collect/boys hunt theory has been declared bullshit already. We are in 2014.
I’m pretty sure men can tell colors apart and some girls don’t.
Actually there is a really fucking simple reason why some people can tell apart a hundred different colors and for some people it’s just red/green/blue - you gotta know the name of the concept to be able to discern it. That’s why artists and fashion designers and anyone who works closely with colors will be better at it than any novice.
We are better at things that are relevant to us. A couple of hundred years ago people didn’t know the concept of “orange” and so everything that wasn’t yellow was red.
And now, here’s the kicker: so why do women see blood orange and men just see red? Because this is usually in the context of either wedding colors or interior design and it usually refers to a subset of men who don’t give enough of a fuck to bother to learn the names of colors and do a bit of research.
Honestly, it’s not rocket science. A man who can’t see a difference between Blood Orange and Crimson is a man who doesn’t care enough to try.
(This of course does not go into the fact that ability to discern color tone can and does vary, between individuals regardless of sex or gender, and that there are color-related disabilities that do have slightly different rates for men and women. But basically everything EVER that “evolutionary psychology” tries to tell you is usually complete fucking bullshit. EVERYTHING.)