Do You Have a Color Vision Deficiency?

Want to find out if you have any deficiencies in your color vision? Try the the Online Color Challenge by Pantone and X-Rite. It tests your ability to discriminate among hues by making you put 88 color tiles in order along four rows.

Any mis-placement reveals a defect in your color vision. Or a lousy uncalibrated monitor. Or a defect in your ambient lighting. Or some Doritos residue on your screen. Still, it only takes a few minutes and it’s fun.

See if you can beat my score.*

If you want to test your vision even further, head over to color-blindness.com where you can take several exams including the Ishihara 38 Plates Test, the F-M 100 Hue Test, the RGB Anomaloscope, the Kobiyashi Maru, and Hogwarts O.W.L. exams.**

*Score achived with a lousy uncalibrated monitor, lit by late afternoon sunlight, and smeared with Doritos residue.

**Some of these tests cannot be passed without cheating.

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Posted on: October 16, 2013

Mike Rankin

Mike is the Editor in Chief of InDesignSecrets.com, InDesign Magazine, and CreativePro.com. He is also the author of several lynda.com video training series, including Font Management Essential Training, InDesign FX, and InDesign CC: Interactive Document Fundamentals.

25 Comments on Do You Have a Color Vision Deficiency?

  1. 15 with same gender & age range. I skipped the Doritos tho 😉

  2. SergioRodríguez

    October 16, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    My result was 4 :) i had problems in blue-green section. The others perfect it seems ^^ I’m 27 yo male

  3. perfect color vision, score 0 – age 53, pretty good for an old git (smug grin)

  4. Over 50 male. Scored 4 on my second try.

  5. Results: 4 – troubled area was blue-green scale

    Other layers were perfect. 😀

    26 yr old female

  6. 😀 i have a perfect color vision

    My Score: 0

    Age range: 20-29

  7. 😀 i have a perfect color vision

    My Score: 0

    Age range: 20-29

  8. 0 – perfect score!

  9. Got a 0 – perfect score! No wonder I was a color designer. :)

  10. I got a 7, 28 year old male. So I guess I’ve got the age and vision leverage. I’m getting all the chicks.

  11. 19, Mail, got a 0 (perfect score)

    Woo!

  12. I got 8, 30-39 yo female; and I may have had afternoon sun AND a couple of wines before completing the last exercise, so I’m very happy with the result!

  13. Though my wife might disagree at times, I got a perfect score.

  14. 10 and I’m a 62 year old woman. Not bad!

  15. I got a 4 this time. Scored 0 the last time I took this about a year ago.

  16. I got an almost perfect score of 4!

    My “slight” defincies are in the yellow-green area.

    47 year old male who does color correction and photoshop compositing for a living.

  17. I got an almost perfect score of 4!

    My “slight” defincies are in the yellow-green area.

    47 year old male who does color correction and photoshop compositing for a living.

  18. Scored perfect 0 – guess I have a pretty decent monitor (and no Doritos)!

  19. 24! I’m not afraid to say it. All you whippersnapper 0’s out there. Also, dirty 15″ laptop monitor. And 10pm after waking at 5am. Still …. I thought 24 was pretty good!

     

  20. 35 female, score 0 – perfect! :) Even with my crappy monitor.

  21. I scored a 10 on my lousy laptop monitor with my eyes still stinging from my morning Restasis drops. I should have re-checked on my work monitor–and maybe will later in the day–but not bad, all in all, for an old lady.

  22. I got 8,

    36 yrd Male

  23. My score was 3! Age 30-39 female. My deficiency was in the green-blue section. Looks like I can ditch these glasses :)

  24. My score was zero.

  25. Debora Crooks

    March 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    I did this test a while ago and scored a 3. I impressed myself!

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