What Color Is A Mirror?

  • Published on Aug 3, 2012
  • Follow Michael Stevens: twitter.com/tweetsauce
    LEARN MORE and, in order of appearence:
    Watch Molly dance! thexvid.com/video/_jljYAXLaus/video.html
    Javier: thexvid.com/user/werevertumorro
    Loka: thexvid.com/user/LeMondedeLoka
    Great web exhibit on the causes of color: www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/
    "color" vs "colour": en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences#-our.2C_-or
    Study on mirror color: www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA523782
    Bad Astronomy on Mirror-color: www.badastronomy.com/mad/1996/mirror.html
    Great series of mirror tunnels: www.flickr.com/photos/mikedefiant/452440663/in/photostream/
    Origins of color terms: www.worldwidewords.org/articles/colour.htm
    Origin of "black": www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=black&allowed_in_frame=0
    xkcd's color survey: blog.xkcd.com/2010/05/03/color-survey-results/
    Tyndall Effect: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyndall_effect
    More on scattering: www.itp.uni-hannover.de/~zawischa/ITP/scattering.html
    A CRAZY bird that uses interference on its feathers to look awesome: thexvid.com/video/nS1tEnfkk6M/video.html
    Peacocks also use interference: www.webexhibits.org/causesofcolor/15C.html
    Fantastic Radio Lab about color terms: www.radiolab.org/2012/may/21/sky-isnt-blue/
    Straight Dope on the history of color terms: www.straightdope.com/columns/read/449/could-early-man-only-see-three-colors
    Mirror GIF: gifninja.com/animatedgifs/104659/where-is-everybody.gif
    my favorite color illusion: www.archimedes-lab.org/color_illusory_motion.html
    Vsauce Tshirts: www.districtlines.com/vsauce
    music by: www.Soundcloud.com/JakeChudnow
  • Science & TechnologyScience & Technology

Comments • 25 492

  • James Luqqy
    James Luqqy 10 hours ago

    I like how one vsauce episode is more educational than 12 years of that common core bullshit shoved down our throats nowadays

  • Obi Wan Kenobi
    Obi Wan Kenobi 16 hours ago +1

    Wrong! The human eye can see 2GB of RAM

  • OcularCrown 7450

    Mirror is chrome is what i thought

  • Paul Castillo
    Paul Castillo 2 days ago +2

    The color of a mirror is the colors it is reflecting.
    I have saved you 5 minutes of your life.

  • Niklas !
    Niklas ! 5 days ago

    *This game used to be called Rize of Civilizations...*😐

  • Whatever
    Whatever 5 days ago

    I once asked my friend this question and she said I was dumb but ha!! I knew it wasn't "silver"

  • Arkidie
    Arkidie 5 days ago

    i am the sky

  • Indigo Fenrir
    Indigo Fenrir 7 days ago +3

    Prof: What's the etymological word for black and white?
    Me: *vomits*
    Prof: Correct.

  • Mctwistflop
    Mctwistflop 7 days ago +1

    Mirror coloured, obviously.

  • mr xXreaperXx
    mr xXreaperXx 7 days ago

    You look...buff?

  • Toxic
    Toxic 8 days ago

    Did scientists made An absolute mirror?

  • co8222
    co8222 9 days ago

    0:04-0:24 millions of puns.

  • Ipan Bontang
    Ipan Bontang 9 days ago +1

    Thumbnail 3:22

  • Poppy Kate
    Poppy Kate 10 days ago +1

    I always thought mirrors were silver
    Oh wait he already mentioned that

  • Vxby
    Vxby 10 days ago

    What color Is A Mirror

    Chrome Color On Gta


  • Matthew Mazzetti
    Matthew Mazzetti 11 days ago


  • Boy Kalkal002
    Boy Kalkal002 13 days ago

    Better question how do things absorb all colors but white even tho all colors are white also what happens if one thing absorb all colors does it turn black? Or white?

  • Boy Kalkal002
    Boy Kalkal002 13 days ago

    Me at the beginning: that background is green

  • be a Maverick for life Maverick


  • Soulaimane El Flihi
    Soulaimane El Flihi 16 days ago

    This is the worst Hi-5 I have ever seen

  • Smellmyfart 101
    Smellmyfart 101 16 days ago

    The outro music reminds me of the gtav pause music

  • Maddox Howerton
    Maddox Howerton 17 days ago


  • Yash kumar
    Yash kumar 17 days ago +3

    HOLD ON! Did he told what colour is the mirror?

    • Yash kumar
      Yash kumar 11 days ago

      @Dante Monzani maybe i need to update my Brain to understand Vsauce, though I used to get him leaving this video :-D

    • Dante Monzani
      Dante Monzani 12 days ago +1

      Not the way you think

  • Teppo Pierune
    Teppo Pierune 18 days ago +3

    Me: Let's do school stuff
    Vsauce: What colour is mirror?

  • Hoshom jonjoa 786
    Hoshom jonjoa 786 18 days ago


  • collexion
    collexion 19 days ago

    *green is not a creative color*

  • Kaisar Anvar
    Kaisar Anvar 19 days ago

    Black, instead of Blank?

  • Kaisar Anvar
    Kaisar Anvar 19 days ago +1

    Omg that introduction BLUE my mind XD

  • The Duder
    The Duder 21 day ago

    Literally every single mirror in which I have separated it's reflective surface from the glass has shown mirrors to be metallic chrome in color and appearance.
    The closest color that can be associated with a mirror is silver. But that is just because chrome is not in itself a color.
    Not once has any green been discovered.
    Losing light after multiple reflections does not constitute a color of the reflective surface.
    Not saying the video is false. Just stating what is found in the mirror's reflective surface.
    If it renders the video claim false, so be it.

  • OakleyHasAFoot 787
    OakleyHasAFoot 787 21 day ago

    Micheal looks more many without his glasses

  • loli desu ne
    loli desu ne 23 days ago

    white with transparency 80%-90%

  • Michael Gonzalez
    Michael Gonzalez 23 days ago +1

    How many of y’all are high

  • Lil_Tapuz274
    Lil_Tapuz274 23 days ago +1

    I've never questioned the color of a mirror before until this video

    SUPERBACON 667 24 days ago +1


  • JuneBug JuneBug2
    JuneBug JuneBug2 25 days ago


  • Frank McCourt
    Frank McCourt 27 days ago

    Soooo what colour are my eyes in a vacuum?

  • dominik clavy
    dominik clavy 29 days ago

    OMG..this is insane ....non the videos on TheXvid explain why specific things absorb or bounce of specific wavelength.what make yellow plastik yellow? I can't find a single video explaining this 'black' magic!

  • Dr. Anonymous
    Dr. Anonymous Month ago +1

    2:55 The word blanco and blanc cant be black it must be blank???

  • Dr. Anonymous
    Dr. Anonymous Month ago +2

    1:49 what's that on the mirror

  • Amy Collins
    Amy Collins Month ago


  • Article 69
    Article 69 Month ago

    Mirror coloured

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith Month ago

    The golden age of youtube before pc culture ruined everything by making everything about identity

  • Sky .925
    Sky .925 Month ago

    "l'll be white black"

  • Serious, boi!
    Serious, boi! Month ago

    what color is color?

  • Michael Gavin
    Michael Gavin Month ago

    Brown town? HA GAAYYYY

  • Harlock Aznable
    Harlock Aznable Month ago

    So its green.

  • R6Ash Main WRP
    R6Ash Main WRP Month ago +1

    2019 ??

  • xGinka Hagane
    xGinka Hagane Month ago


  • Aista
    Aista Month ago

    Wait, so I have blue eyes, and the sky is blue but with out the thingy it's black..DOES THAT MEAN MY EYES ARE BLACK?!?!

  • Robert Paton
    Robert Paton Month ago

    I aint being mean or anything but his head looks so much fatter

  • conmancpens
    conmancpens Month ago +5

    Just reading the title gave me a panic attack.

  • My Stuff
    My Stuff Month ago

    I have blue/green/grey (they change)

  • Nick Ashton
    Nick Ashton Month ago

    I love seeing mirrors for sale ads because it's funny to see the seller in the reflection taking the picture

  • Amanda Chapone
    Amanda Chapone Month ago

    When he was talking about blanco and blanc I really expected him to say blank, not black...

  • Puppetzer plaazzz
    Puppetzer plaazzz Month ago

    Watching a video about the color of a mirror
    Saw green green ring
    Me: no
    Me Nooooooooo!

  • Katie Giles
    Katie Giles Month ago +4

    What color would you like?

  • I likehotdog
    I likehotdog Month ago +3

    Vsauce: What color is a mirror?
    Everybody: Oh my god interesting knowledge yes!

  • Bb Longb
    Bb Longb Month ago +1

    Michael gets so much pussy he’s with a different chick every time

  • Cori Holm
    Cori Holm Month ago

    When ever I watch your videos, my brain always hurts after

  • Paola BVB
    Paola BVB Month ago

    Why do you two at the start remind me of amy and sheldon on fun with flags

  • FNV 359
    FNV 359 Month ago

    wouldn't the English word relating to blanco or blanc be blank rather than black?

  • Urvin Savla
    Urvin Savla Month ago +2

    •A mirror is not silver in color.
    •It is whatever color you point at it.
    •And, since there is no perfect mirror, all of the them reflect little bit of green, which makes them slightly green (can be seen during a multiple reflection, when two mirrors face each other)

  • aesthetic
    aesthetic Month ago +2

    Dutchies be like..
    English: black

    • Ambi
      Ambi Month ago

      Comparing spanish and french to the dutch, good job. It's almost like they're in another language group. English is an exception, english is weird.

  • Esteban B
    Esteban B Month ago

    Come back pls

  • Sherry Marshall
    Sherry Marshall Month ago

    A mirrors color is *gay*

  • Old Turtle
    Old Turtle Month ago

    This is trippy

  • Zilla BNP
    Zilla BNP Month ago

    But WhAt Is A mIrRoR

  • Silver Wheelchairiot

    It's mirror color duh

  • Dyls Channel
    Dyls Channel Month ago

    A mirror is clear, it is a window to the mirror dimension which is one of the ten dimensions

    • John R.
      John R. Month ago

      Dr. Strange, much?

  • Pusheenosarous 328
    Pusheenosarous 328 Month ago


  • Ajay Menon
    Ajay Menon Month ago

    #nowPlaying Any color you like

  • Stevesy Zissou
    Stevesy Zissou Month ago

    Michael browntowns

  • Rukna Eejrenab
    Rukna Eejrenab Month ago

    I asked it to my mom and she said, "Do u want to get a slap son?"

  • MeirFiveNight
    MeirFiveNight Month ago +3

    when they said blanco and blanc i thought of blank

    • O K
      O K 20 days ago

      So im not the only person yay

  • FAiden
    FAiden Month ago +1

    My mirror Is brown..... and green...... and mold-colored......

    Oh wait no that’s my bathroom...... or both....

  • Al Mahian
    Al Mahian Month ago

    whatever color the thing in front of the mirror is.

  • Dillon Anderson
    Dillon Anderson Month ago

    Is a mirror green due to the slight color difference of the glass in it?

  • A Random Rock
    A Random Rock Month ago

    What color is colour?

  • Angelina Sutton
    Angelina Sutton 2 months ago


  • Xx_Cilent _xX
    Xx_Cilent _xX 2 months ago

    Please stop with the puns you gave me prostate cancer

  • Hura the Blessed
    Hura the Blessed 2 months ago

    pointing mirrors against eachother makes greenish

  • Drxxx
    Drxxx 2 months ago


  • Egg boi
    Egg boi 2 months ago

    it’s the color yes

  • Carter Adams
    Carter Adams 2 months ago +4

    *sees video*

    *scrolls down*

    *realizes the question is going to be at the back of my mind forever if i don't watch it*

    *watches video*

  • Robert Allen
    Robert Allen 2 months ago

    I hope there's no racial comments down here

  • The Bearded Baby
    The Bearded Baby 2 months ago +2

    Before i watch, imma say green cuz they are green from the side
    Edit: yea boi they are green

  • Flip Chester 088
    Flip Chester 088 2 months ago +1

    3:25 For the first time in human history, Michael took off his glasses

  • Flip Chester 088
    Flip Chester 088 2 months ago

    Answer: Silver

  • Emily Pentland
    Emily Pentland 2 months ago +1

    But first WHAT IS COLOR

    • O K
      O K 20 days ago

      Different queues of light from the sun im a nerd

  • Jay Libs
    Jay Libs 2 months ago +2

    I have black eyes o.o

  • David Kojic
    David Kojic 2 months ago

    a color..... Of a mirror...... IS TRANSPARENT!!!!!

  • Jugipsah 04
    Jugipsah 04 2 months ago

    Can someone tldr me this

  • Sidexxes -
    Sidexxes - 2 months ago

    Mirrors are portals to the dark realm

  • The1king15
    The1king15 2 months ago


  • Asterisk
    Asterisk 2 months ago

    mirror colored obviously

  • Diego Costa
    Diego Costa 2 months ago

    Mirror tunnels are the best

  • Devon Donovan
    Devon Donovan 2 months ago


  • SunshinyBean117
    SunshinyBean117 2 months ago

    I have a strange phobia of mirrors and my grandma has 2 mirrors that face each other on her bathroom so whenever I'm in there I try to look away from the mirror tunnel for some reason

  • Baconsoup Gaming
    Baconsoup Gaming 2 months ago

    Green it makes sense.