Back in the day when scrapbooking was a job instead of a hobby, I used to lament about how slow I was about getting a layout to come together. I'm not any faster these days but without a deadline hanging over my head, it doesn't bother me nearly as much. Still, I'm always interested in the suggestions of others about making the process faster.
One of those suggestions was to quit worrying about choosing cardstock/patterned paper that's a perfect match. Blue is blue so pick one and get on with the design. Tsk! That message was always lost on someone who knows different. After all, my cardstock is completely arranged not just by color and light to dark but also by all the subtle tones within each shade. Some might see this as a sickness; I prefer to think it's a talent.
And now I have proof. I found an online test to determine how well you see color.
As you can see from the photo, there are four bars where the colors range from one distinct hue to another except they're all mixed up to start. You simply move the squares around to make this transition smooth and seamless. Obviously, it's easier on the extremes and harder in the middle. When you're done, you get a score. Smaller is better as the score is the number of tiles you have placed in the wrong place. You can find the test here.
Why should it matter if you're not a scrapbooker? So you'll believe your wife when she tells you that the shirt you're about to put on doesn't match the pants you're wearing. Not that I've ever done that but you get the idea. And you might find you're more color blind than you realized. Only one out of 255 women are but surprisingly one in twelve men are. Color matters and not just in cardstock. Can you pick one?