When you imagine what it's like to be colourblind, do you picture things as only being visible in black and white?

It turns out being colourblind is a lot more complex than that.

While some people with the condition can't see certain colours, others will see one colour swapped out for another, or a colour will appear more weak than others.

In a project highlighted by Refinery29, a series of gifs created by medical consulting company Clinic Compare show what it's really like for people who are colourblind.

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Blue blind tritanopia

People with this form of colourblindness confuse blue with green and yellow with violet.

Blue-cone/Monochromacy

This is a rare form of colourblindness, affecting just one in 100,000 people. It's identified by a failure to discriminate colour.

Blue-weak/Tritanomaly

This is a more mild form of the condition where sufferers can't see blues as strongly as other colours.

Green-blind/Deuteranopia

This is one of the most common forms of colourblindness. As the gif shows, the effects of this type of the condition are incredibly pronounced.