You thought you'd never see another headline about this again ...
You know, the dress. That one. The one that started online battles because no one could agree on whether it was actually white and gold or blue and black.
Well, researchers decided to explain why everyone saw different colors. They published their findings in the journal Current Biology.
We already knew the dress was actually blue and black.
Why, though? Why does it look so different depending on whom you ask? Well, thank you, science. Here's the answer.
"Some people favor a cool illuminant (blue sky), discount shorter wavelengths, and perceive white/gold; others favor a warm illuminant (incandescent light), discount longer wavelengths, and see blue/black," the study says.
The study surveyed 1,400 people and found older people, women and morning people (oddly enough) were more likely to see white and gold. Younger people, men and night owls were more likely to see blue and black. Researchers asked people to identify the dress's colors by using a color gamut, which is a range of colors the human eye can identify.
As the LATimes notes, "According to one of the studies, 57% of more than 1,400 people surveyed described the dress as blue and black, while 30% saw it as white and gold."
So it truly is in the eye of the beholder.
Regardless, the dress has been released in both colors now. So let's just lay this one to rest, OK?