So, would it surprise you to know that only 1% of the population have perfect color perception?
That's what researchers hired by Lenstore, an eyewear company, found while creating this color test.
0.2% of people can get a perfect score (10 out of 10). You're much more likely to get a 5 or a 6, which is where 50% of the population lands.
While the researchers didn't study how these people performed based on their job, I still have a hunch that photographers would generally do better, they did study the effects of aging on your color perception.
Who Scores Better?
People between the ages of 31 to 35 did the best, getting about 60% correct on average, while people over 76 got between 30-40% correct.
Another interesting fact? Women performed better than men. The average score for a woman is 57.7%, while the average score for a man is 53.8%.
But, there are factors outside of genetics you can practice if you want to improve your color perception.
For every additional language a person speaks, their color perception score goes up.
The researchers contribute this to the fact that different languages have different words for colors. For example, Russians have two separate words for blue, a word for "light blue" and a word for "dark blue."
How many questions did you answer correctly?