Scientist have long since discovered that what we perceive as a color may not be the color in front of us. Simple changes of sunlight or having a different color surround the color in question can trick our brain into thinking we are seeing something else.
Lotto Lab, over in the UK, has done extensive research on the illusions our brain perceives and why it may be necessary for our survival. This is a great Ted Talks video from Dr. Beau Lotto. Check it out – did YOU see the color correctly?