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How would you describe a color to a blind person?

Pick a color and explain it to someone who has never seen.

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FunnyLittleFrog

I would rather the blind person told me what music sounded like to them, especially classical music. It's a waste of time to worry about something that has no meaning to them. If a teacher gave this to you, how insensitive....

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Standing ovation! (I'm doing that right now). And a star!
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Hey Frog. I like your idea on the music. Thanks.
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Hi Funny~ I just came back to this question moments ago and saw your answer. I am in total agreement with jsm36 and 4_palms. You gave a wonderful observation and a nice twist on the subject. I Lilke it! Have a great day. Happy! Happy
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Green.
"Magic".
That's my answer to most questions I can't answer...

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Blue, it's like the black you see daily but lighter than that.

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You can't, unless at one point they weren't blind and you could explain it to them. For example green looks like a lime. But then they would know the color, so you can't.

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Pigments that are brought out by light

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Hi. (just a quick fyi...) I LOVE this question! For starters, I am always grateful and thankful I have all 5 of my senses in working order.
With that being said, I would play upon what colors resemble another "sense" I have. My sense of touch. I am a "touchy feely person." I do believe I could tell a blind person what a color looks like because I have an acute sense of touch.
Blue, I would pour cold water over their hands. Water because I don't "feel" blue is necessarily a rigid color, like ice. I feel blue to be a softer color. Red I would place their hands above fire. Also, not necessarily a "solid," like a stove, but an uncomfortable to the skin feeling. Green, I would put velvet in their hands. Obviously, It doesn't matter what color it actually is.. but to me, this is a close resemblance of soft grass. Yellow/Orange, jello. Kind of an in-between the fingers feel! White, I would place satin. Just enough feel that is cool, yet not cold, or warm non threatening. Black, is tough. Probably, place both hands wait, I'm going to run out of room, go to comments and I'll finish...

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Hi again! Where was I?!, Black ahh, yes, Black. I would put their hands through a sleeves of a windbreaker. Something that allows you to feel you are in another space and time, yet not your whole torso. I wouldn't put the jacket on their person, just their hands through so they feel as if they have gone to another side of where they/we are standing. I would make sure the room we were in was a comfortable 72 degrees. The most agreeable and comfortable temp. for the average adult. Then, have them move their fingers. They would feel .... nothing. Black is an endless feeling to me. Like the universe. So "big" and "black" there is not explaining it. Yet non-threatening and not necessarily comfortable because there are no boundries.
This, 4_Palms, and everyone else who took the time to read this (because you can "see!" yipeee...) is how I would explain colors to a blind man. I just have a "6th" sense, they would begin to understand. And the colors, to them will become "real" to them as the are "real" to me... as I feel they are. Thanks for a great question! I had fun answering it and have a colorful day! Happy! Happy!
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Thanks Merlin! By far the best answer! :-))
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No, thank you 4_Palms, you're awesome! Happy! Happy!
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