TikTok person’s optical phantasm beanie baffles

A TikTok user went viral after posting about her amazing “optical illusion” hat. What color do you mean

One woman caused serious confusion, thanks to a startling optical illusion, as she showed off her new hat.

Environment designer and TikTok user Otelia Carmen shared a video of her new hat and immediately went viral for the bizarre, apparently color-changing item, reports The Sun.

She said, “So I bought this green hat in the store today and took it home with me and when I took it out I thought, ‘Why is it brown?’

“Then recognized: metamerism. This is why lighting is so important in interior design. “

Metamerism is the change in color that is observed in a colored object due to different spectral emissions from different light sources.

Basically every light source has its own “color”, ie when it is projected onto a colored surface, it influences the color of that surface.

In this case we can see that Otelia’s hat was green in the shop lighting, but the lighting in her house makes it look brown.

Even in her own home, the hat changed from maroon in the dining room to green in the bedroom.

She decided to take the hat out into the daylight to see once and for all what color it really was.

In one of the clips posted on TikTok, she revealed that the hat was actually brown.

The two videos reached a total of six million views and commentators were stunned.

“So … it’s green, brown, red,” wrote one confused viewer, while another said, “My mind is blown away.”

“Here it goes again with the ‘Is it gold-white or black-and-blue’ dress,” wrote one viewer with a view to the fabric color debate that took the world by storm in 2017.

Another added, “My brain cannot understand what is happening here.”

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced with permission

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