Language & Color

What nail polish can teach us about color perception.

Carl Jennings
Sep 25, 2019 · 4 min read

Let’s start with a simple question. What color is the square below? Is it blue or green? This question was posed to members of the Inter-Society Color Council in a survey, and the results were interesting. Men were split 60/40 in favor of blue, whereas women were more in agreement — 75/25 in favor of blue. This points to an interesting divide…