How accurate is colour memory for the standard person?
It would seem most people are quite good at remembering the colour of objects by visualising the object. But in some cases peoples visualisation could be wrong. This is the case I am interested in.
Can this visualised 'incorrect' colour be shifted in a specific way?
Is there any known reason why someone would visualise objects colour incorrectly in some set shifted way. E.g. They always remember things by their composite colour?
My memory self ranked:
- Faces - Great
- Names - Average
- Geography - Poor
- Colour - Non-existent
For some reason, I find myself incapable of remembering colours unless I specially label it with a colour, and often people will ask me to get something of theirs without telling me the colour, and I will be unable to find it because I can visualise it perfectly in the wrong colour.
One example I can remember. A large brick wall on my drive, I can perfectly remember(still can) that it was a light lime green, roughly this colour, and I was thinking about it in the car as I was planning my route mentally. Once I reached it I saw that it was purple, my girlfriend tells me essentially this colour.