Amazing Facts #03 - Eigengrau

If you open your eyes in a pitch-black room, the color you'll see is called 'eigengrau'.

Eigengrau, which literally means own grey or intrinsic grey, is the shade of black seen by the eye in complete darkness. The dark grey colour seen by the eyes in perfect darkness, as a result of signals from the optic nerves On the Hex colour chart, where black is #000000, Eigengrau is #16161d.

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