I Can't Show You How Pink This Pink Is

  • Published on Jul 18, 2017
  • I can show a brighter pink. I can show a more saturated pink. But I can't show you this pink. Not quite. More about Stuart Semple and his pigments: www.culturehustle.com/ [that's his store, we overloaded Stuart's personal web site, www.stuartsemple.com, within a few minutes...!]
    (I reached out to Anish Kapoor's studio twice for comment; I didn't get any response.)
    Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)
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Comments • 5 250

  • Tom Scott
    Tom Scott  Year ago +10694

    Colour grading this video was a nightmare! I've got as close as I can to the real colour - Stuart gave me a small pot of the pigment to take home! - but it's just not quite there. It's not more saturated, it's not brighter, it's just... a tiny bit more pink, somehow.

    • Alexandru Păvăloi
      Alexandru Păvăloi Month ago

      +Tahgtahv you probably got the answer already but if you didn't I'll put it here. The reason why you can't see it accurately is because of how digital colors work. So the colors you see on a display are combinations of red, green and blue with values between 0 and 255 (24 bit per pixel which in turn gives 8 bit per channel) as Scott pointed out. White, for example, looks like this 255,255,255(R,G,B). Well this pink doesn't have 24 bit color representation since the red would have to go above 255. It's totally possible to see it on a display that has more than 8 bits per channel if and only if recording is at the same or higher color depth.

      LORD OF THE RiMS 2 months ago

      Well i got an oled. With 1000nits

    • mastertank63
      mastertank63 4 months ago

      What if my screen cost 500 quid? Could it see it then?
      (*I don't have a 500 pound tv*)

    • Laurie Beth H
      Laurie Beth H 7 months ago

      Tom Scott crazy question but is it food safe? Cake decorators are constantly on a search for the best pink for icing! I’ve yet to find one that I’m satisfied with.

    • Miriam Smith
      Miriam Smith 8 months ago

      Tom Scott I

  • Lulu Norgen
    Lulu Norgen 8 hours ago

    Blacker than the blackest black black.

  • Scoobert Doobert
    Scoobert Doobert 21 hour ago

    Wait thats green

  • De Straattijgers

    Take a shot every time someone says “pink”

  • killer 1560
    killer 1560 2 days ago

    Do a the whitest white

  • Parvus Vitae Cordycepts

    Patrik star wants to know your location.

  • Sofiedossi#1fan Luvher

    Anyone watching in 2020

  • *Good Vibes*
    *Good Vibes* 3 days ago +1

    *Can you snort it*


    Make the whitest white

  • Xaria S
    Xaria S 7 days ago


  • Cherrychain [] gacha

    *barbie had joined the chat*

  • Room for Improvement
    Room for Improvement 10 days ago

    I prefer the stink

  • Kevin Durant’s Burner Phone

    Doesn’t look so pink to me

  • Furrest YT
    Furrest YT 11 days ago +1

    Is it as pink as Versaucey?

  • Chris Wehadababyitsanalien


  • areamusicale
    areamusicale 14 days ago

    What's the most brown thing on this planet?
    ... except Kanye West music

  • xstxrrystar x
    xstxrrystar x 15 days ago

    *6 year old me would love this*

  • Halima asia
    Halima asia 16 days ago

    When you change the quality from. 480p top 1080p hoping it will make a difference but don't notice any... 😂

  • Rãgíñg IçE WìZãrD


  • Jazz Playz
    Jazz Playz 19 days ago

    I Flied a kite in a public place

  • Cupit
    Cupit 19 days ago

    Looks purple to me.

  • Joshua Gillespie
    Joshua Gillespie 20 days ago

    Doesn't look that pink to me.

  • Lherween Lynx Garcia
    Lherween Lynx Garcia 20 days ago

    Trisha Paytas and Jeffree Star needs to see this.

  • Elsaagnes
    Elsaagnes 20 days ago

    *Jeffree Star enters the chat*

  • Telephone
    Telephone 20 days ago

    It's neon pink

  • Miss Rhiannon
    Miss Rhiannon 20 days ago

    *_Jeffree Starr has entered the chat_*

  • fishing for tuna
    fishing for tuna 21 day ago +1

    Should of put normal pink next to it

  • Egless3 33
    Egless3 33 21 day ago

    i was sliding this video between my two monitors for like 30 minutes just amazed at how the pink gets pinker on one, and darker on the other.

  • Memey Avocado
    Memey Avocado 21 day ago

    My screen is like 0-255 and if you don’t have it lemme tell you what it looks like

    The pink sun

  • Young Wizard
    Young Wizard 22 days ago

    It looks really vibrant on an hdr screen lmao

  • Unbelibubbles
    Unbelibubbles 22 days ago

    Take a shot every time anyone says pink.

  • Rundik
    Rundik 23 days ago

    So it's the pinkest pink in the world. But you can't see it from your screen. I'm also not gonna tell you how it works. Thanks for wasting your time on a boring ad

  • Flam3yy boi
    Flam3yy boi 23 days ago

    Shame that I'm colour-blind.

  • I am a Memé
    I am a Memé 23 days ago

    You didn’t even paint anything

  • Eric Woytasek
    Eric Woytasek 23 days ago

    Isn't pink just light red?

  • smiley snow
    smiley snow 23 days ago

    Wow!! That's the pinkest pink i think I've seen. Never seen that kind of pink that is so pink

  • MinersHaven
    MinersHaven 23 days ago

    This is more pink than it is pink

  • BlackAmex Vlogs
    BlackAmex Vlogs 24 days ago +1

    Try to imagine a new color

    The human brain cant do that as ur likely thinking of a shade of a color

  • Lourdes 0327
    Lourdes 0327 24 days ago +3

    It really annoys me that this could be the colourest colour I've ever seen and I CAN'T SEE IT.

  • Lucky Star
    Lucky Star 24 days ago

    i'm quite sure the blackest black one isn't that black since I can see a shadow on it.

  • Mycel
    Mycel 24 days ago

    isn't the funny thing about pink that it's a mix of the opposite ends of the visible light spectrum rather than one true colour of light? you should have talked about that.

  • Lefteris Magoutas
    Lefteris Magoutas 24 days ago

    With that logic I have an even pinker pink but I can't show it to you because you wouldn't understand it.

  • orgy57
    orgy57 24 days ago

    is this what scout mains in tf2 wear

  • Luna Cat
    Luna Cat 24 days ago +1

    Pink Panther has entered the chat

  • lvm ikki
    lvm ikki 24 days ago

    Trixie Mattel would never

  • MysticalOOF #
    MysticalOOF # 25 days ago

    Pause at 2:29 I have that robot

  • RidvanGER
    RidvanGER 25 days ago

    But I thought the human eye can only differentiate between 7 million colors and our display can reproduce 16 million colors, so how can't we reproduce it on our screen?

  • Stjepan Poljak
    Stjepan Poljak 25 days ago

    Simple. Just make it go over 255.

  • AdamKun
    AdamKun 25 days ago

    let’s make a wig out of this and give it to jeffree star

  • yash shetty
    yash shetty 25 days ago

    Somebody call filthyfrank

  • Baleful Strix
    Baleful Strix 25 days ago

    Can I get a shirt in this

  • Scuba Diver
    Scuba Diver 26 days ago +1

    That’s really Pink.

  • アール ラティラ My Name

    you can't see in rainbows.

  • Sorrito
    Sorrito 26 days ago

    Pink said over and over sounds really funny

  • The everything Channel!

    1 like= a love for pink

  • sharpe
    sharpe 26 days ago

    Its so pink pink

  • Vineet Kansotia
    Vineet Kansotia 26 days ago

    You've definitely excited the feminists to a level you cannot even imagine but can only see in real life; if try to imagine it, your mind will receive a shock, like how you blind your vision when you look at the sun.

  • lekkala somi reddy
    lekkala somi reddy 27 days ago

    Thanos colour

  • Space Rocket
    Space Rocket 27 days ago

    This is exactly how i thought the creator of this would look like

  • ㄟ門狼
    ㄟ門狼 27 days ago

    Color Space

  • Jordan
    Jordan 27 days ago

    Would a high-res image help, at least a little?

  • Chick ma boy animation

    Wow that's a lot of pink

  • xCinnamonCakex
    xCinnamonCakex 27 days ago

    It looks more people to me! O.o

  • Xion Dominagus
    Xion Dominagus 27 days ago +1

    I see the pink. This video is just an advertisement scheme. I bought it and there's no difference in the product and this video

  • Cathamir
    Cathamir 27 days ago

    2:23 Theres stuff darker than no light and it being off?????

  • Despairs Magic
    Despairs Magic 28 days ago

    Now... to see the real color I have to see in real life? Great... now I’m gonna die unknowingly how pink this pink really is... Thank you for killing me and my knowledge of pink.

  • PoisonBlade118
    PoisonBlade118 29 days ago

    Now have this guy make the reddest red, please

  • ray
    ray 29 days ago

    i just realized how weird the word ‘pink’ is

  • Kate Bandy
    Kate Bandy Month ago

    Your breathing is now switched to manual.


    Lmao look at all the humans trying to find a new color. Luckily I am an alien and one of the colors you can't see is called aweq

  • Sky & Ground
    Sky & Ground Month ago

    Of you could take a shot every time they say pink you would die

  • Bella Pack
    Bella Pack Month ago

    This honestly made me so upset I wannnnnna see itttttt

  • Asinine.
    Asinine. Month ago

    Can I come over and see it?

  • Yanina Portillo
    Yanina Portillo Month ago

    Gave me a headache

  • Aida Schiton
    Aida Schiton Month ago

    Take a shot every time they say pink

  • A Drum Tsukumogami
    A Drum Tsukumogami Month ago +4

    *_ey b0ss_*

  • Katie Bob
    Katie Bob Month ago

    I can just use pesto bismol

  • emma
    emma Month ago

    i cannot believe this whole video isn’t a joke

  • Megan Holly
    Megan Holly Month ago

    the work pink does not even sound like a word anymore

  • Esteban Olacio
    Esteban Olacio Month ago

    Video challenge, take a shot Everytime you hear "pink"

  • Dva Tokki
    Dva Tokki Month ago

    The hell is pinkest pink?

  • Siobhan Airey
    Siobhan Airey Month ago

    Ok just put an order in 💋

  • Galaxy Gacha
    Galaxy Gacha Month ago


    -i saw the color-

  • Binish Nisar
    Binish Nisar Month ago

    Say pink one more time.

  • Ozan Canca
    Ozan Canca Month ago +1

    Next up: the videoest video

  • ツsalihah
    ツsalihah Month ago

    Jeffree star has entered the chat

  • _Mia MacLeod
    _Mia MacLeod Month ago

    I see pink turning into pink

  • Celeste Constancio
    Celeste Constancio Month ago

    Now I wanna buy the damn paint so I can see this pink. I don’t even paint. Why is this in my recommended!

  • stantaeyeon
    stantaeyeon Month ago

    What's with the hate with Anish Kapoor?

  • recruiting bros for the battle

    *jeffree star has entered the chat*

  • Tessa Ast
    Tessa Ast Month ago

    Just ordered the pink. Cannot wait to see the color in person🙏

  • pxthetic trasxh
    pxthetic trasxh Month ago

    *barbie would like to know your location*

  • yellow snow
    yellow snow Month ago


  • Trumpalumpa
    Trumpalumpa Month ago

    Meanwhile in a world where monitors are actual creatures with feelings that have to display every colour you wish to see:
    *Screams in agony and pain "Why do yo do ths to meee.."*

  • Bearidot In Disguise


  • Viktoria Grande
    Viktoria Grande Month ago

    Me presenting myself to others

  • //mrchazta chaz
    //mrchazta chaz Month ago +1

    And now i'd just commented my commentest comment.

  • Elbow Grease
    Elbow Grease Month ago

    Mummy brown was made from ground up mummies

  • YouTube Channel
    YouTube Channel Month ago +1

    Props to Stuart Semple for wearing a Daniel Johnston shirt.

  • Bubaiel
    Bubaiel Month ago

    *Barbie has left the chat*