1) Yes and
2) You have recently shopped for home furnishings
3) and are not affected by a color vision deficiency,
Then you must have noticed the trend that has oozed onto showroom floors and home furnishing websites with numbing regularity:
Color options are limited to shades of baby food.
Really, it's as though two of the most popular manufacturers of food for infants, Gerber and Beech-Nut, branched out into the world of home furnishing and combined their for-internal-consumption-only color palates to create fabric colors that hurl an alert, vibrant person into a comatose state or search for a pile of sand to thrust his/her head into.
One of the sales people, likely thinking I was seconds away from swooning over the fabric smorgasbord laid out before me, approached. With a kind and what seemed a genuine, I'm So Glad You Walked Into This Store, smile, he said,
"Hello! Is there anything I can help you find today?"
(oh, the not so kindly responses that popped in my head... but what came out was..)
"Yes. I'm looking for living room furniture. Something colorful. Bright. Cheerful."
The smile held while he blinked once, twice.
"Colorful?" he repeated. "Any....particular color?"
"Not really. Just nothing dark. Or brown."
That broadened his smile and he looked quite pleased with himself because, after all, this store had a massive inventory of furniture that wasn't dark. Or brown.
"And nothing beige," I added, not to be unkind, but I didn't want to raise his hopes. From where I stood, it looked as though at least 96% of what was in here was cloaked in Beige.
But taking the challenge in hand, he showed me several pieces, "all made in America," he said with pride, that were not what-you-see-is-what-you-get pieces; they could be made to order with dozens of fabric choices to choose from.
And this is when I swing back to the baby-food reference, for, with only a handful of exceptions, all those fabric choices were the color of jarred baby food, deftly woven into swirly patterns or thin or thick stripes, but still they were not my definition of Colorful.