A woman has gone viral on TikTok for her new winter hat that mysteriously changes color.
It seems like every few years there is an item of clothing that gets debated on the internet because it looks a certain color to some and a different color to others. First, it was the famous dress. You remember the dress, don’t you? Some people saw a black and blue dress, while others argued that the dress was gold and white. Then there was a women’s Nike tank top, shorts, and sandals. Some people think they were turquoise and gray, while others thought they were pink and white. Well … it’s off again … only this time there’s a twist.
The hat of a different color
An interior designer named Otelia Carmen posted a series of TikTok videos after buying a winter hat she thought was green. When she got home, she looked at the hat and found it was red. But wait, there is more. When she took it out, the hat looked brown! The different colored horse from “The Wizard of Oz” may not be real, but “The Different Colored Hat” certainly is, and there is video proof of that.
Unlike the infamous sartorial debate, everyone sees the same colors with this hat. The question is: how can this hat just magically change color? Seriously, what kind of witchcraft is this? The answer, my friend, is “metamerism. “
What is metamerism in the world?
Metamerism is the reason behind this color changing hat, not the video editing filters … but what does that mean? Essentially, things look different depending on the color temperature of the light you’re in at that time. In this case, the lights in her bedroom are LEDs with a cooler light temperature, so they make her look green. However, incandescent lighting can make it appear red because it is warmer. When the hat is exposed to the sun somewhere in the middle, it looks brown. And in case you were wondering, apparently the actual hat color is brown.
It’s a real thing, but I can’t remember anything I’ve ever seen change color like this except my friend’s truck. In some light it appears to be greenish in color and other times it appears to be gray. Maybe you saw objects change color in different lighting and you didn’t know why. Now you know!
(H / T- The sun)
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