Do You Dream In Color?

Carl Jennings
The Startup
Published in
4 min readMay 31, 2019

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The curious history of black and white dreams

Billie Burke as Glenda the Good Witch and Judy Garland as Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz (Image source: Rex/Everett Collection. Image manipulation: author)

The question “Do you dream in color?” is one that most of us have probably been asked, or have considered at some point. If so, what would you answer? Do you remember what your dreams look like? Are they in color or are they in black and white? If you think about it, there is something slightly odd about this question and its implicit assumption. In other words, why would we…

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Carl Jennings
The Startup

Artist, writer, colorist, professor of art and creative thinking. Imagination Blog: https://www.onmakingtheworld.com Art website: http://www.cjennings.com