Live Course: Color Trends Throughout History, Featuring a Look at the Colors of 2020

Attend this live course to learn about color trends throughout history.


From the muted natural tones of the Industrial Revolution to the saturated hues of the ’60s and ’70s to the warm reds and greens of the New Millennium, throughout history color has reflected the moods and movements of society as much as it has influenced the aesthetics and emotions of design. This live course will evaluate color trends throughout history and discuss how trends tend to resurface in ways that feel new and fresh. Then, participants will explore the color trends that are beginning to infuse residential and commercial projects in 2020 and beyond—and how they can leverage the past to anticipate the future. 

Date: March 17, 2020 at 12 PM EST.

To Register, click Add to Cart. On the day of the event, log in, click My AIAU and choose My Courses to locate the live course.

This free AIAU course is brought to you through a partnership with Benjamin Moore. By registering for this course, you grant AIAU permission to share your name and email address with Benjamin Moore.

Learning objectives

  • Recognize the color-related similarities, differences, and patterns that emerge between time periods.
  • Identify the key colors associated with historical periods from 1880 to the present.
  • Understand how the most prevalent colors used during a time period relate to the social and cultural climate.
  • Discuss how the color preferences of the past can help us anticipate future color trends and why these trends are relevant for the given period.
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  • Linda Cipriano

    Architectural & Design Representative | Benjamin Moore & Co.

    As an Architectural & Design Representative for Benjamin Moore & Co., Linda Cipriano is...

Course details

Contents: Live course, evaluation

Expiration: One year after purchase

Duration: 1:00

Passing Score: 80% on quiz