This incredible optical illusion is blowing minds on TikTok

Optical illusion
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If there's one thing that'll never get boring online, it's a good old optical illusion. From hidden messages in artworks to static objects that appear to be moving, we've seen all sorts of weird, wonderful and wacky examples over the past few months. Here's another.

The latest viral illusion claims to show you a colour you've never seen before (by which it means, a colour your monitor probably hasn't shown you before). Even the best 4K monitors are unable to display "true" cyan (a combination of red, green, and blue) and instead have to settle for a close approximation. But now, thanks to a smash hit TikTok video (below), over 21M people have seen the illusive shade. (For more mind-bending content, see our list of the internet's finest optical illusions.)


You’ve probably never seen this color before... #womeninstem #voiceacting #science

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.