Sharing on the Kmart Hacks and Decor Facebook page, the colour codes were first spotted when shopper Winter wrote: ‘Not a hack buuuuuuuttttt did everyone know all the anko branded stuff are colour coded?!?!?! My husband just pointed it out to me casually and my little mind was blown 🤯🤯’
It wasn’t long before Kmart employees explained that the codes were created to help staff and shoppers know which section each product belongs in.
‘It’s so the workers know where it goes... eg: yellow, kids craft,’ said one. Added another: ‘I work at Kmart and it made my life so much easier to do my returns especially if they are out of my usual area when I noticed they were colour coded ... look at the area signs also they will have the colour of the area 👍🏼’
Adds another: ‘Hopefully this will now make things easier to find!! 🤣🤣’ Said one more: ‘This will save so much time.’
However one employee said even she was oblivious to the secret code! ‘I work at Kmart and I literally did not know this lol,’ she said.
Other shoppers were more interested in how Winter’s husband made the observation in the first place!
‘You hubby is either really smart or super bored while you wander the isles of Kmart! I have never noticed!’ said one. Added another:
‘Omggggg mind 🤯🤯🤯🤯 I did not know!! your husband is very observant 🙂’
Said a third: ‘This information is cool but I'm more interested in learning how to get a husband to go to kmart with you.
Any advice is appreciated.’
So what does each colour mean? Here’s the definitive list!
Lime green: Sports
Dark green: Camping
Purple, yellow, pink: Kids stationery
Dark blue: Luggage and bags
Light purple: Nursery
Orange: Kitchen and appliances
Light blue: Adults stationary