Definition: the visual perceptual property corresponding in humans to the categories called red, green, blue, and others. Color derives from the spectrum of light (distribution of light power versus wavelength) interacting in the eye with the spectral sensitivities of the light receptors. Color categories and physical specifications of color are also associated with objects, materials, light sources, etc., based on their physical properties such as light absorption, reflection, or emission spectra. By defining a color space, colors can be identified numerically by their coordinates.
Recently I’ve been promoted in my job to Coordinator. Working in retail can have its ups and downs, but for me, right now, it’s mainly an up from what I was doing before. I work in a clothing/accessories store, and for the most part, I had little to no challenge. Lucky for me, the position of Coordinator (for the departments Mens/kids/infants/shoes) opened up. Now already I had been working in Shoes as the full timer, however it wasn’t anything big. I only handled shoes and just shoes. There wasn’t much I could do when it came to merchandising.
So day in and day out I did that, until I got this position in the store. Funny enough I began to apply my color theory and anything I had learned in fashion class to this particular position. It comes a little more naturally to me than others when trying to come up with an innovative outfit, but I get the occasional stump (when merchandise is low). None the less I think I’ve done a great job so far in my week and a half of work.
You maybe now wondering what all this has to do with ‘Color’. Simply it’s that from working in this section, today I received a children’s book in the shipment. Could imagine my reaction when I first laid eyes on it? No? Well let me just say that I was instantly in-love and nothing could stop me from purchasing it. It’s called ‘Pantone Colors’ and honestly, it’s the cutest and smartest thing to come out since sliced bread (for me anyways).
My coworker of mine was checking my bag to see what I got and was completely surprised at my purchase. She honestly did not believe it was for me. I had to explain to her my love of color and the fact it would come in handy when doing a children’s book project for a client or something of sort. I may not need it now, or maybe never, but I know one day my children will appreciate it!
Even if there is no real use for something that was made for a child, it can sometimes be comforting knowing you own something you never had yourself when younger. I know I would have looked at this book day in and out if it was created back when I was little.
So by something that reminds you of what you missed out in your youth. It may complete a piece of you when you’re older.