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Discussion in 'Model S' started by Rborhani, Jun 23, 2018.
saw this in WSJ. What color is it? Red with unusual background lighting?
Multi coat red
Yup, that's just the normal red. The image looks exposed for highlights, so the car is underexposed.
Yep MultiCoat Red. Same as mine. It’s crazy how different it looks in different lighting.
Lighting can change quite a lot. I took a picture of a chair for my wife who texted me from the store because she wanted to buy another chair and wanted to match the color. So I took 2 pictures of the same chair, same camera, seconds apart, with the only difference being ceiling lights on or off.
If you are still unconvinced, the two chess squares labeled A and B below are the exact same color and shade (cover your screen with a piece of paper with 2 holes, one over A and over B, and you'll confirm they are identical - or see this wikipedia page ):
Sometimes my multicoat red Model S actually looks like it’s black to the naked eye. Not just a camera/exposure phenomenon.
My car Mutlicoat Red in some parking lot lighting at restaurant I frequent looks Black also until your right next to it. Its the lighting and exposure for sure in the photo above.
Artificial lighting doesn't have the even spectrum that sunlight has.
The color of an object won't appear exactly same under pretty much any modern artificial light. To see the true colors, you'll want to see the object in daylight and even then daylight will change somewhat throughout the day.
The illustration shows several artificial light sources but there are many more. That red car is a pretty good example of the color distortions we see under artificial lighting.