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Thread: Are women color blind, too?

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    My DH is color blind. His world looks so much different that the one I see. In the spring the new grass is orange to him, but the leaves are green. He can't see many pastels (sp?). He is an artist and sometimes the color he uses are vivid to say the least. Once he drew a picture of our Siamese cat and the cat was a beautiful green. We have interesting conversations about colors when we want to paint the house or rooms. But we finally reach an agreement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacup View Post
    My DH is color blind...blue/green/red/green/yellow/orange/purple...he struggles with them all. When we went our first date, he told me if he asked what color a blinking light was to just tell him, not to ask why. He will pull over for a blinking light on a vehicle behind him and then find out it was a tow truck. For the past 33 years I have automatically told him what color blinking lights are on vehicles or traffic lights. He didn't want red rose bushes in our yard because he can't tell the flowers from the leaves, but can see the contrast of yellow roses. When we see a beautiful sunset, he asks me what colors it is. He's not any help picking out colors for anything, but on the other hand I usually get what I like best!

    We do think our 3-yr-old grandson may be colorblind, will probably have him tested in a year or so.
    Colorblind tests are easy. Your grandson should be tested before starting school so the teachers can be alerted to it. There may even be a printable "test" on the interenet. Your grandson's doctor can easily test for colorblindness if he knows ahead of time to have the test available.
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    My BBF is colorblind. She is a nurse so the clinic where she works made her a cheat sheet so she could read simple blood tests that you compare the results to a color chart. Love her like a sister but I never ask her opinions on color combinations on my quilt projects.

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    I was at the eye doctor with my husband when we found out he was color blind. Blue/Green/Yellow. I started laughing when he read the number on the card and I read a different number. I couldn't believe he didn't see the same number that I saw. He had lived more than twenty years not knowing. I have a friend who is color blind. She is an embroiderer and has to have someone pull her threads for her. I also grew up knowing a man who was completely colored blind. His wife had to pick out his clothes every morning. Boy did he ever hate to make her mad.

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    Ironic - I saw a report on one of the TV news shows a couple nights ago that said some men see blues as slightly or very green. It was an 'Ah ha!' moment for me and DH. Explained why we OFTEN argue about those colors! I love blues, and I use them a lot in quilts - in many shades. He doesn't 'get' the shades, and puts blues and greens together as if they blend when they don't to me. NOW we both understand why.

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    so many flowers are blue to my husband but are really purple. his favorite colors are blue, gray and brown! I think more men are color blind that women. Men, of course, would say that's a good thing! huh?

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    I found this test online.........

    http://www.colour-blindness.com/colo...r-test-plates/
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    The color blind test posted by Chasing Hawk is the best I've seen. It's very specific. My dad was color blind, and so are three of my four sons. I am definitely a carrier. I didn't realize why my sons had no problem wearing pink until I found out that with their sight it was gray.

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    not sure about my DH, but any shade of aqua, he insists is GREEN. I say, blue-green, he doesn't listen.

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    there's been a new study done that shows that men and women DO perceive colors differently, and women "see" them more accurately. more men than women are colorblind, as well. (women tend to have a more acute sense of smell, as well--probably goes back to the days when it was up to "us" to sniff the game to make sure it was edible, back in the cave days...) interesting that color really is in the eye of the beholder, and that some of the beholders --can't! my uncle had to have my aunt hang appropriate ties on the hangers with the shirt, tie, and suit, so he didn't look ridiculous when he went to work or church...
    "life is a banquet, and most poor fools are out there, starving to death!"--"auntie mame"

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