Ghost Colors

This is one of my earliest color optical illusions. There is no yellow or green in the diamond shapes, just vertical black lines! (If you don’t believe it, use a eyedropper tool to check it.) This intriguing visual effect is mainly due to “color contrast induction“.

Illusive colors
Ghost Squares / Black Diamonds (2002 – 2007)

Below are the animated versions of my op art:

There is no yellow in this GIF!
There is no green in this GIF!

Some intriguing variants. The yellowish and greenish spirals within the radiating patterns are actually made of black segments.

Ghost Spirals / Black Spirals (2006 – 2008)

These illusions are available as prints and canvases from my online official gallery.

Related illusion: illusive color radial beams