Ever wondered what do color blind people see? To satisfy the urge to find out, there's a website called color-blindness.com that lets you take a glimpse.

Despite the name, color blindness doesn't mean that people see the world in black and white. More than 99% of all colorblind people can, in fact, see color. Because of this, the term "color vision deficiency" (CVD) is considered to be more accurate. According to color-blindness.com, around 0.5% of women (1 in 200) and 8% of men (1 in 12) suffer from some form of CVD. There are several types of colorblindness, such as Deuteranomalia (which makes everything look a little faded), Protanopia (which makes everything seem a little green), and Tritanopia (greenish-pink tones), and only around 0.00003% of the world’s population suffers from total color blindness (Monochromacy).

Bored Panda decided to test various images to see how different colors look through different CVD lenses. Here's what we found on how do color blind people see! (h/t)

Normal vision

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This is how different colors look to somebody who has normal vision.

Deuteranomalia

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The most common of colorblind types is called Deuteranomalia. Around 4.63% of men and 0.36% of women experience this type of color vision deficiency, many of whom don't even realize. People with Deuteranomalia see a more subdued color palette, especially when it comes to colors like green and red.

Protanopia

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When somebody has Protanopia, all shades of green and red look rather faded, whereas yellow and blue shades seem largely unaffected. Only around 1% of men experience this type of CVD.

Tritanopia

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When somebody has Protanopia, all shades of green and red look rather faded, whereas yellow and blue shades seem largely unaffected. Only around 1% of men experience this type of CVD.

People with Tritanopia see colors with a greenish/pink tone. It's a sporadic form of color blindness and is believed to affect only 0.0001% of men and women.

Total color blindness (Monochromacy)

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Total color blindness, or Monochromacy, is the rarest form of color vision deficiency. People who have it can only see in black and white, but it's estimated that only 0.00003% of the world's population is affected by this particular condition.

#1

Pug In A Tulip Field

Pug In A Tulip Field

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Girish Yadav
Community Member
4 years ago

Deuteranomaly is like an instagram filter.

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#2

Melody Of The Night By Leonid Afremov

Melody Of The Night By Leonid Afremov

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Jasminka
Community Member
4 years ago

I like the tritanopia version of this one best

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#3

Stoplight

Stoplight

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Lilya
Community Member
4 years ago

That's dangerous!

Beth Scott
Community Member
4 years ago

don't forget that those affected don't know any different so they learnt to drive seeing the same lights they do now. Whilst seeing these lights might confuse you or I it's the norm for them

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Girish Yadav
Community Member
4 years ago

Loved the sky's color in Tritanopia

Squiddosnazz
Community Member
4 years ago

I love all the colours in Tritanopia!

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Audrey Lynn
Community Member
4 years ago

Stop lights are a terrible example! My ex had the red-green deficiency and the color spectrum used is the stop lights was visible to him. Same thing with stop signs.

Katie Light
Community Member
4 years ago

*gets a speeding ticket* "I didn't run a red light its YELLOW BOTH WAYS!!!

Réka Dörner
Community Member
4 years ago

Made my day 😄

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Alishia Benedict
Community Member
4 years ago

As long as you know the order of the lights its not dangerous

Eric Donaldson
Community Member
4 years ago

Till you go somewhere with the sideways ones! 😄

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Ildri Gregory
Community Member
8 months ago

Gray means go!

Dork Fork Bork
Community Member
2 years ago

They put them vertical for a reason...

Gerald Johnston
Community Member
2 years ago

Actually the green here is too dark. They are actually almost white for some of us

Lisa Huffman
Community Member
2 years ago

I am an adult and just a few years ago I discovered for the first time ever, that the walk signal man is NOT green. This revelation blew me away... as it made no sense to me when I got called out on it. When I told the person who called me out that I was colorblind they asked me why I thought it was green if I don't see greens very well, and the only response I could give is that I guess I always assumed it was the exact same color as the bottom light on the traffic light which I have apparently only just programmed myself to understand to be, "green" but apparently don't really know... And I actually do have problems with traffic lights if I am driving at night and the traffic light is in a rural area in the middle of nowhere, as I can't tell what color it is until I can get close enough to see whether the light is on the top or bottom. I usually just slow down until I can figure it out or just try to avoid driving in rural areas at night all together. Yes. Dangerous.

Mirko Merati
Community Member
4 years ago

Trinatopia is the safest, if you think

Cathy Gamrath
Community Member
4 years ago

My father must have had protanopia. He couldn't see the colors of stoplights but he could see which one was lit and knew that Stop was at the top and Go was at the bottom, except when they lived for a time in Austin, Texas during WWII. There, some, but not all, stoplights were reversed with red at the bottom and green at the top. Mother said riding with him was definitely scary.

Najeeb Khan
Community Member
4 years ago

Tritanopia is going to dia in RTA

Jiří Koukal
Community Member
4 years ago

Thats the reason, why we still have 3 separate lights instead of one changing

Amy Tarleton
Community Member
4 years ago

If someone with CVD reads this, will they think they have normal vision since they will appear the same?

James Rayson
Community Member
4 years ago

No, as the colours their eyes dont register have been pre done, which would make the examples appear more dull than the original.

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#4

Rainbow Hair

Rainbow Hair

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Răzvan Avătăjiței
Community Member
4 years ago

Am I the only one who likes how people with tritanopia see?

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#5

Bored Panda

Bored Panda

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Norbert Sandor
Community Member
4 years ago

in tritanopia bored panda looks like he is sitting on a snow

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#6

Parrots

Parrots

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Belén Marie Besold
Community Member
4 years ago

The light blue is really pretty in all of them

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#7

Nyan Cat

Nyan Cat

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Alin Stanescu
Community Member
4 years ago

In Tritanopia the rainbow looks just like toothpaste.

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#8

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

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Cota Reyes
Community Member
4 years ago

If someone with Tritanopia sees these images, would he see the "tritanopia" and "normal vision" the same?

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#9

Frida Kahlo

Frida Kahlo

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Katarina Sujono
Community Member
4 years ago

most of the Tritanopia pics show my favourite blue color

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#10

The Simpsons

The Simpsons

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Katarina Sujono
Community Member
4 years ago

well, the Tritanopia version is the most normal one for this pic

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#11

Autumn

Autumn

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Katarina Sujono
Community Member
4 years ago

Any of those pics are equally beautiful

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#12

Apple

Apple

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lasagna's underrated
Community Member
4 years ago

Tritanopia looks like a moldy apple

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#13

Lake View

Lake View

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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
4 years ago

I just realized i may have one of these because... actually nvm

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#14

Bouquet

Bouquet

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Kipper Mcgee
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow those roses are beautiful

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#15

Rainbow Roses

Rainbow Roses

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Beatrice Kretaviciute
Community Member
4 years ago

how can you get trinotopia?

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#16

Skittles

Skittles

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Harry Poernomo
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn, it looks like beans in protanopia

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#17

Rainbow

Rainbow

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Bethany Finkelstein
Community Member
4 years ago

That tritanopia coloration is gorgeous

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#18

Sunset

Sunset

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Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

I could frame these! They all look pretty!

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#19

Yellow Cabs

Yellow Cabs

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Pi...
Community Member
4 years ago

Whoa! They see red cabs!

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#20

Pizza

Pizza

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Dixon's Mama
Community Member
4 years ago

That pizza looks awful with protanopia! Looks moldy.

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#21

Peacock

Peacock

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Shuhat Korolkov
Community Member
3 weeks ago

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#22

Flower Field

Flower Field

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Issabelle Torticc
Community Member
4 years ago

Tritanopia looks amazing in all the pictures to me

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#23

Flag Of The United States (48 stars)

Flag Of The United States (48 stars)

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Kim Guereschi
Community Member
4 years ago

Why 48 stars?

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#24

Lavender Field

Lavender Field

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Daniel Fleming
Community Member
4 years ago

tritanopia looks like a desert.

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#25

Houses

Houses

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Ditto
Community Member
4 years ago

Shopping for paint when you have tritanopia is a disaster.

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#26

Macaroons

Macaroons

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Jeanne Gissel
Community Member
4 years ago

Ahem, macarons.

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#27

Holi Festival Of Colours

Holi Festival Of Colours

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Jazlyn J.
Community Member
4 years ago

Festival of Color???

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#28

Umbrella

Umbrella

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Stacy Rae
Community Member
4 years ago

I want that umbrella very much.

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#29

Piles Of Spice

Piles Of Spice

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Daniel Fleming
Community Member
4 years ago

WHO HAS THAT MUCH TALENT AND PATIENCE TO MAKE SPICE TRIANGLE?!?!

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#30

Pepsi Logo

Pepsi Logo

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Marcin Miszkurka
Community Member
8 months ago

Protanopia Pepsi is Postapo drink.

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#31

Forest In Autumn

Forest In Autumn

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Kipper Mcgee
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow. Tritonopia. Looks like blossoms and spring all year round for them.

#32

Kuala Lumpur At Night

Kuala Lumpur At Night

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Kami
Community Member
4 years ago

With tritanopia it's look like Hell :/

#33

Candy

Candy

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Kipper Mcgee
Community Member
4 years ago

Protonopia, how do you find anything yummy?

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#34

Color Splash

Color Splash

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#35

Fruit

Fruit

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Melissa Apple
Community Member
4 years ago

Food looks really unappetizing with protanopia

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#36

Follow Me To Rajastan

Follow Me To Rajastan

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Kipper Mcgee
Community Member
4 years ago

Tritonopia looks like those old 3D movies

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#37

Medusa Nebula

Medusa Nebula

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Marcin Miszkurka
Community Member
8 months ago

Do people with a different color vision have the ability to see a different range of light, not just the visible range that ordinary people have as standard? For example, do they see the TV remote control lamp flashing? Do they see them when they point the smartphone's camera at them? Do they see more in the world around us than others?

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#38

Chairs

Chairs

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Coda Heart
Community Member
4 years ago

First picture with Protanopia that I like.

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#39

Hamburger

Hamburger

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Melissa Apple
Community Member
4 years ago

Food looks really unappetizing with protanopia

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#40

Rio De Janeiro Carnival

Rio De Janeiro Carnival

Khaleeq Alfred Report

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#41

Butterfly

Butterfly

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#42

Fireworks

Fireworks

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Mohammad Rahman
Community Member
4 years ago

hey, what if someone has either of the visions except normal, and sees these images, how'd these look like??

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#43

Cup Of Coffee

Cup Of Coffee

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#44

Wheatfield With Crows By Vincent Van Gogh

Wheatfield With Crows By Vincent Van Gogh

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Stacy Rae
Community Member
4 years ago

Van Gogh 💖 ❤ 💕 💘 💗 💞

#45

Persistence Of Memory By Salvador Dali

Persistence Of Memory By Salvador Dali

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#46

Colorful Houses

Colorful Houses

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POWERPUFF GRRLZ
Community Member
4 years ago

I love the tritanopia color scheme so much!

#47

Fish

Fish

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#48

Confetti

Confetti

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YsaPur
Community Member
4 years ago

not confetti (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confetti), sprinkles

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#49

Easter Eggs

Easter Eggs

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#50

Lithuanian Nature

Lithuanian Nature

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#51

Soap Bubbles

Soap Bubbles

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Kipper Mcgee
Community Member
4 years ago

Ifor me, normal vision looks least attractive here.

#52

Pantone Swatches

Pantone Swatches

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#53

Lego

Lego

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Kipper Mcgee
Community Member
4 years ago

Piink legos😍

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#54

Hummingbird

Hummingbird

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#55

Powerpuff Girls

Powerpuff Girls

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POWERPUFF GRRLZ
Community Member
4 years ago

OOH OOH ME!!

#56

Hot Air Balloon

Hot Air Balloon

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#57

Parade

Parade

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Verena
Community Member
2 months ago

pride parade yay but the flag really? i mean you could pick anyother.

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