This is something I struggled with for awhile but I’m starting to find different tips and tricks to help. Actually, my Mom is the creative genius behind most of them. Telling the difference between my black and brown pants is impossible. Literally. I cannot tell the difference. You could hand me the same pair of pants multiple times and if I knew I had to choose between brown and black I would probably tell you a different color each time. I literally cannot tell the difference. The same goes with my black and navy blue suit jackets. The only way I can independently tell the difference in those is because one has a green liner and the other doesn’t. For my pants though, my Mom always helps me put my brown pants on the top shelf of my closet and the black pants on the bottom. She then helps me organize all the brown shirts by the brown pants. When I don’t have her around to help me as much, I’m brainstorming different ways to do this. I am working with an Independent Living Teacher and a few ways are: cut the labels in the shape of a triangle for different colors, put different kinds of laundry resistant puff type paint on the labels, put a special kind of label that a reader can scan, etc. There is something called the Pen Friend that my Independent Living Teacher was going to recommend that would have labels that I could put on different household items and I could also order a special pack of labels for laundry, and that way when I used the pen friend to scan over the label, it would give me information about it that we had already recorded. Pretty cool huh? I’m still waiting to see if this got approved for me or not, we will see. If it didn’t, I may go ahead and put it on my Christmas List or something.
But yes, color discrimination is becoming harder and harder for me. I also have trouble with reds, pinks, oranges, etc., but I know the way my different tops feel that are these colors and therefore can distinguish them that way.