People: Skin Tones and Clothes Colors, Severe Protanopia
Seeing and understanding what I look like to my son was initially difficult for me. As an Ob/Gyn, I never wanted to see a cyanotic patient in the operating room (or anywhere)! Yet, "cyan" is the only way I can describe that color. Over time I have realized that to my son, this is just the normal color of his mother, with no other connotations. Clothes I see as bright and cheerful look bland to me in the conversion. My son and father both like small plaids, and I think the patterns must add interest for them. Without the full spectrum of colors, the plaids probably don't look as "busy" to them as to me. When my son buys suits, shirts, and ties, he relies on the expertise of the salespeople to suggest items that go together and look professional to people with normal color vision.