When it comes to colour, I'm not actually gifted with something special but as a woman, I am better equipped to discern colours and care about them (there is research on this that I can't find right this second though!) and I like playing with them. I'm also S-M-R-T when it comes to talking people into what they want to hear.
I also love Behr.com's Color Smart (their spelling not mine!) where you can go and find a colour or two or three that you have, and then play around with what proportions to work with, or else to look at what other colour(s) you should/could put together with them.
This works for:
- painting rooms
- designing knitwear
- painting canvases
- putting yarn together
- using up craft supplies that are coloured but you need one more colour
- cake decorating
- eyeshadow choice
- cake decorating if you haven't looked at Cake Wrecks recently
- painting someone else's house
- overcoming colourblindness, as my dad tells me, as it just tells you if you can put colours together - not so much if you should do it!