What Color Is A Mirror?

  • Published on Aug 3, 2012
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    "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
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Comments • 25 617

  • Soplesz
    Soplesz 6 hours ago

    I already knew that it observes a little bit light, because one time i pointed a flashlight at mine, and the reflected light was way less light than before.

  • GT rkt
    GT rkt 8 hours ago

    Blue da bu d... Oops

  • Janelle Thomas
    Janelle Thomas 23 hours ago +1

    A mirror RAINBOW

    EVERYBODY needs to know this!!!!!

  • I was a failed abortion but anyway,

    “Wow what colour are your eyes they’re so pretty”
    Thanks they’re *interference*

  • renee p
    renee p Day ago


  • s0n1c ranger 564
    s0n1c ranger 564 2 days ago

    Its mirror colored duh!

  • KRS KA
    KRS KA 2 days ago

    that's not the mirror color green..
    that's from the glass color .

  • petraka_bg_gaming
    petraka_bg_gaming 4 days ago

    It doesnt have a color

  • Divine Tree
    Divine Tree 4 days ago

    Is pink a color?

  • Radiant Shadow
    Radiant Shadow 5 days ago

    When Michael's beard grows and starts to swallow his jaw.

  • AdiSk TheYoutuber
    AdiSk TheYoutuber 5 days ago

    Or blank

  • Clark Peng
    Clark Peng 5 days ago

    next, what color is a window?

  • RsShades
    RsShades 7 days ago

    0:54 "you colour" Michael is extremely smart.
    If You know, You know.

  • SamCat FREEZE_YT
    SamCat FREEZE_YT 8 days ago

    Short answer: your mom.

  • Deluxdeadpool
    Deluxdeadpool 8 days ago

    But what color is a black mirror?🤔

  • Fervidor
    Fervidor 9 days ago

    Micheal: "What color is a mirror?"
    Me: "Oh, VSauce is getting all metaphorical again."
    Micheal: "It's green. Turns out mirrors are literally green."
    Me: "...Huh, I'll be damned."

  • D4Doom88 and PrincessOne

    A mirror is you-colored

  • Lord Niasse
    Lord Niasse 10 days ago

    In English we also have a word called blank

  • DipyBrick
    DipyBrick 10 days ago

    I got blue eyes with yellow in the middle!?

  • Musthegreat 94
    Musthegreat 94 10 days ago

    In my home, we have thick glass tables. If you look at the edge of the table, you see some green/blue. I’ve always wondered how. But now I know.

    RYAN GAS MASK 11 days ago

    0:01 watch that in playpack speed slowest

  • Skunko Hilarious
    Skunko Hilarious 11 days ago

    Just saying americans, it's mirror, not mear

  • Kadyona Striker
    Kadyona Striker 11 days ago

    a 5 minute vsauce video? w h a t

  • Amaury Ayala
    Amaury Ayala 11 days ago

    It's silver

  • Frances Wildgen
    Frances Wildgen 11 days ago

    4:27 I have never seen him without his glasses before

  • Light 5
    Light 5 11 days ago

    So mirrors are gay.

  • LukaMasterz
    LukaMasterz 12 days ago

    Soo many colour puns in such a short time oh god

  • Cristian Bw
    Cristian Bw 12 days ago

    The french girl so sexy!

  • DogeisCut
    DogeisCut 12 days ago


  • Engibeer
    Engibeer 12 days ago

    Contain this shit.

  • Crazy6042
    Crazy6042 12 days ago

    The mirror is grey

  • Lunar Tea
    Lunar Tea 12 days ago

    "It becomes 'you-colored'"
    "Hey what's your favorite color?"
    "Tanya from down the street, she makes some good eggs too"

  • Wholesome Lad
    Wholesome Lad 13 days ago


  • Hamid Moradi
    Hamid Moradi 13 days ago

    Iridescent ( haven't watched the vid yet)

  • Ricardo Franco
    Ricardo Franco 13 days ago

    Lol oh the puns...

  • Johnny
    Johnny 13 days ago

    the puns as the start were flawless as heck..

  • DMG 13
    DMG 13 13 days ago

    Why is space black

  • Jay the RioteerFN
    Jay the RioteerFN 13 days ago


  • DifficultyP13dood
    DifficultyP13dood 13 days ago

    2089 hype

  • korinakokk
    korinakokk 14 days ago

    Those puns.

  • zO e
    zO e 14 days ago

    i appreciate the intro deeply

  • Nice Potato
    Nice Potato 14 days ago

    But what about mirrors with colours? The other day I was a store and there where blue and gold mirrors

  • Axis Power
    Axis Power 14 days ago

    1:25 its sky blue

  • Ranice Rodgers
    Ranice Rodgers 15 days ago +1

    That's exactly how I answer the phone *"yellow"*

  • Werewolf Gamergirl
    Werewolf Gamergirl 15 days ago

    But *my* eye colors change between different shades of brown green and gray constantly.

  • Gamer_lawz
    Gamer_lawz 15 days ago

    A mirror is all colors

  • Finn Weber
    Finn Weber 16 days ago

    What about albinos with red eyes?

  • Laurynas Žukauskas
    Laurynas Žukauskas 16 days ago

    This video blue my mind

  • deexnuts Got em
    deexnuts Got em 16 days ago

    The color is reflection

  • westhehacker
    westhehacker 17 days ago


  • Help Me
    Help Me 17 days ago

    Bhleg sound like what my girlfriend's mom said when she saw me for the first time 😓

  • Ashton
    Ashton 17 days ago

    I'm gonna say Chrome before watching.

  • Guilherme Leonardo
    Guilherme Leonardo 17 days ago +1


  • Tazzz Maniac
    Tazzz Maniac 17 days ago

    Each video is a childhood questionnnnn I love it

  • Tazzz Maniac
    Tazzz Maniac 17 days ago

    I LOVE VSAUCE !!!!

  • syntel
    syntel 18 days ago

    holy shit

  • GamerNations
    GamerNations 18 days ago

    The Mirror works like a green screen then.

  • Emīls Puhaļskis
    Emīls Puhaļskis 18 days ago

    Ummm glass colour?

  • DinoBroof
    DinoBroof 18 days ago

    *Root for ‘Shine’
    *the only thing the individual known as ‘Jonathan “JonTron” Aryan Jafari’ can say

  • Bip901
    Bip901 19 days ago

    The reflection in your glasses is also green. Noticed it throughout the entire video.

  • Lil fox Drawings
    Lil fox Drawings 19 days ago

    Corny punds 😂

  • Xboy Dubose
    Xboy Dubose 19 days ago

    Omg best rhymes ever

  • Dylan Estrella
    Dylan Estrella 19 days ago

    I know what the color of a mirror is! It's a color of a mirror. Did I get it right?

  • Tyler Mills
    Tyler Mills 19 days ago

    Not a good video to watch when you have a headache

  • Penguin in a T-Shirt
    Penguin in a T-Shirt 19 days ago

    I'm a horrible person

    𝗥𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲

  • JJ Plays
    JJ Plays 19 days ago

    Black and white aren’t colours
    There’s shades
    Don’t know if that’s true but I believe it 😂

  • JOHN 91263
    JOHN 91263 20 days ago

    And we’re back to no color around the iris ... thus Mandela is flip flopping so much lately...✌️❤️...

  • Maximus Nalewajk
    Maximus Nalewajk 20 days ago

    It’s the color of ya mom

  • Jerry Robinson
    Jerry Robinson 20 days ago


  • BrianRages
    BrianRages 20 days ago

    Is she asian?

  • Sydney Tonkin
    Sydney Tonkin 20 days ago

    If we’re asking ambitious questions, what does a boggart look like?

  • Nadia Povta
    Nadia Povta 21 day ago

    Most people when they take there glasses off they look strange, but he looks pretty nice

  • Carson Morris
    Carson Morris 21 day ago

    “Hey, Vsauce! Michael here!”
    I want these to be my last words

  • Vanilla How
    Vanilla How 22 days ago

    Its gray with a 20-134 on the picometer scale

  • TyuMarco
    TyuMarco 22 days ago

    And what color is transparent;)

    • TyuMarco
      TyuMarco 19 days ago

      Pass trough and absorb only depends in dimension. Think at the stars and thre distance

    • Tetrahedrony
      Tetrahedrony 19 days ago

      Except, black doggos absorb all wavelengths of light.
      Glassy bois don’t register the light at all, it just passes through.

    • TyuMarco
      TyuMarco 19 days ago


    • Tetrahedrony
      Tetrahedrony 19 days ago


  • Josef Slotosch
    Josef Slotosch 22 days ago

    Everything is colorless. Only does it has different molecular structures. Light is a wave with a spectrum of wavelength. So, we actually see the wave length of the light spectrum, which are not filtert out by this molecular structures. Our eyes notice this wavelength as they hit the receptors and our brains interpret something out of it. So what is actually color?

  • A14418525 12
    A14418525 12 22 days ago

    "purple there"

    Purple guy was here

  • Themasukeres Grogan
    Themasukeres Grogan 23 days ago


    KRALC 23 days ago

    Video ends at 0:49

  • BitchTurtleHQ
    BitchTurtleHQ 23 days ago

    Wait so I’m white because my skin hates all other races

  • Peter Marsella
    Peter Marsella 23 days ago

    Here's the intro without the puns
    Ring ring, ring ring
    Hold on, let me just pick this up. Hello? (Yellow can work here, as some people say "yello" (yes-hello) when answering a phone)
    Michael, aren't you going to come to the concert this evening?
    I read about that, there are going to be a lot of people there.
    I didn't tell you about this earlier?
    Well, look, I have to go 'round town first, but I'll be right back...
    Colours *high five*

  • Peter Marsella
    Peter Marsella 23 days ago

    2:45 i honestly expected him to say blank...

  • theFizzyGaming (FIZZYn8r)

    Answer: Most mirrors are lightly greenish off-white

    SIVAKUMAR S 24 days ago

    Even though you are wearing glass

    SIVAKUMAR S 24 days ago

    The color of an mirror is trasparent white

  • SJGamingZ
    SJGamingZ 25 days ago

    But is my blue your red

  • invade king
    invade king 26 days ago

    A mirror is rainbow coloured

  • PuffX
    PuffX 27 days ago +2

    My favorite number of the alphabet is murple! What's your name?

  • BuY my BoOks PleAse
    BuY my BoOks PleAse 27 days ago

    Can you imagine a new color?

  • Mr Gilmore
    Mr Gilmore 27 days ago

    Is V sauce vagina juice?

  • Ravioli Riqqi
    Ravioli Riqqi 27 days ago

    I'm sorry did Micheal just say he was going g to brown town...?

  • Omawe 89
    Omawe 89 28 days ago


  • Chinelo U
    Chinelo U 28 days ago


  • Sébastien S. Robert
    Sébastien S. Robert 28 days ago

    -Would you say that again?

  • inserte nombre
    inserte nombre 29 days ago

    Soooooo... A mirror is white and a little green?

  • Aj star The best
    Aj star The best Month ago

    Hey with this video is of 2012 wtf??

  • rG x Chicken V3
    rG x Chicken V3 Month ago


  • Đỗ Khắc Gia
    Đỗ Khắc Gia Month ago

    Yo mama so stupid dat glass smart white is smarter than her

  • William Roberts
    William Roberts Month ago

    Isn't silver just mirror-coloured? Polished silver is really reflective. When I went to a motorshow once, there was a mirror car but it just looked like a really clean silver car.