This color reminds me of the olive green OOB on sprint maps, which may be why I always throw up when I wander into an OOB during a race.
Your thoughts? I'm not sure how meaningful a survey result is.
It would be interesting to survey a variety of cultures and see if there are any trends. This one was with Australian smokers, in particular. I'd also be curious what kids would think. I remember reading something once about how every kid has a distinctive favorite color, but most adults don't. Would this be a kid's least favorite color?
I'm not surprised that this would be the ugliest color, and I can't think of any that would be significantly uglier in my opinion.
Perhaps we're conditioned to not like this color? Some of those surveyed said that it looked like death. I don't know if I'd say death, but it certainly looks like a color you'd see in decomposing matter. Or unhealthy feces. Or vomit. Basically, this is the color of things you should stay away from. In that light, it actually makes some sense for an out-of-bounds color. Stay away!