What would the world be without color?

Notes from the author.I ask some elementary students this question What would the world be without color?. I think you will enjoy the answers and it will brighten your day. -- Deana Landers

A wonderful time of the year! Color is everywhere, and everything has color, especially during these beautiful Autumn and Fall days. The variety of colors are endless, and it fills our world with beauty.

A wonderful time of the year! Color is everywhere, and everything has color, especially during these beautiful Autumn and Fall days. The variety of colors are endless, and it fills our world with beauty. What would the world be without color? As an educational writer, that’s the question I sent to an elementary school recently. The answers ranged from no...What would the world be without color? As an educational writer, that's the question I sent to an elementary school recently. The answers ranged from no changing leaves, no beautiful flowers, no rainbows, and no jelly beans! What an awful thought!

"I think that the world would be depressing because you wouldn't see the beauty of our world,  Color plays an important part in our lives and the nature around us. For example, the colors of some animals attract mates, while the colors of other animals help them to protect themselves. Think about how the white coat of a polar bear blends with the snow. Chameleons can change their color to match the things around them. This causes their enemies to have a hard time finding them."
— John

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"So many animals would die," she writes. "Birds and bugs wouldn't be able to see the flowers to pollinate or eat. Color helps us communicate. In sports, differently colored uniforms identify which team a player belongs to."
–Isabel

"When you are playing soccer with your friends, your shirt is going to be the same as the other players, and you wouldn't know who to give the ball to, On streets and highways, a red light tells drivers to stop, and a green light tells them to go."
— Diego

"People won't know if the traffic light is red, yellow, or green. And policemen can't arrest them because they won't know either," she writes. "A lot of crashes would occur because of this too. On a colored map, blue stands for rivers and other bodies of water, green for forests and parks, and black for highways and other roads. The colors of different snakes tell us which ones are venomous and which ones are not. For example, red and yellow bands on certain snakes indicate that they are venomous."
— Belinda

In home economics, students are taught to prepare meals with color so that it will be more appealing.

"Without color, everything would be unexciting, When you see food, you pick it for its color, but you wouldn't be able to do that because everything would look dull."
— Sophie.

"What a dull world it would be without rainbows,"
— Olivia

It is the most fascinating sight to behold. It appears to be placed so perfectly in a bright sky immediately after a light rain.

It happens when the sun's rays are refracted by the drops of rain, showing the full spectrum of the light. The water acts the same way that prisms do. They break the light into different colors.

Colors can perk us up, mellow us out and depress us in different situations. Teachers use colors in teaching, churches use them in ministry, and hospitals use them in healing.

All the students who wrote to me agreed that the world without color would indeed be a sad and boring place to be. But there was one thing that many of the students pointed out that might be better without color.

They wrote that maybe without different color skin, people would be kinder to each other. But the truth is, God made us who we are, what we are, and the color we are.

We, as God's creatures, need to recognize and enjoy the palette of nature, the seasons, and our unique differences, and be kind to each other. After all, we are all God's children.

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Deana Landers
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Deana Landers has had many roles in life — Pastor’s Wife , Nurse/Health Educator, Writer and Motivational Speaker ... more