International Colour Day

Celebrate the equinox with colourful events!

International Colour Day – WORLDWIDE
21 March 

International Colour Day 2019

Celebration of the International Colour Day 2019 Portugal – WE CAN NO LONGER LIVE WITHOUT POETRY, COLOUR, LOVE

Australia invites to the International Colour Day 2019

ICD Events around the world

Join us for a day of colour and paint!
You're invited to join Resene and Colour Society of Australia in celebrating International Colour Day
Date: 23 March 2019, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Venue: Resene Paints Showroom, Unit 2/87 Reserve Rd Artarmon

Dia Internacional da Cor
Data: 21 de março de 2019
Horário: 09h00 às 12h15
Local: Quinta-feira, Auditório do 4o andar do edifício sede da FIESP. Av. Paulista 1313, São Paulo
Eventos ProCor
Informações & Inscrições

International Colour Day
Date: 21 March 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Venue: Interface Carpet Showroom, 134 Peter Street, #1602, Toronto
CRSC Annual General Meeting (AGM) 
Lecture "Colour Perspectives: Art practice through the lens of plant and mineral pigments" by artist Tania Love
An event of Colour Research Society of Canada (CRSC)

International Color Day Event
Date: 21 March 2019 
Venue: Technical Museum "Nikola Tesla"
Organized by the Croatian Color Association and the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Textile Technology, Faculty of Graphic Arts, and Faculty of Architecture
All-day program on "Color and Materials". The program includes a scientific-professional symposium, an exhibition thematically dedicated to color, and workshops for children and adults
Contact: Izv. prof. dr. sc. Martinia Ira Glogar
Organizing Committee to mark the International Day of Color Croatian Association for Colors HUBO 

Natacha Le Duff at the Museum of Colours in Berlin has started a global campaign to encourage more colourful dressing on 21st March 2019 called #noblackclothesday.
Yourself and the global community is warmly invited to take part in their own ways and get behind a celebration of colour and positive action through dressing, in their own way. The event info is on FB, feel free to share the link:

International Colour Day
Date: 21 March 2019, 2:00 PM 
Guided tour with private tutor, art historian, lecturer, artist Gayna Pelham.
Venue: National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK
Event of The Colour Group (GB)

First Celebration of the International Colour Day (ICD)
Date: 21 March 2019, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Organized by Color Science Association of Japan Chairman Shinya Takahashi (Tokai Gakuen University) who will explain the purpose of ICD and the efforts of each country
AIC Executive Committee Member Takahiko Horiuchi (Chiba University) will talk at "Color of the Year" Award Ceremony, the First ICD Commemorative Lecture "The era of color, universal design coming!" (Tentative name)

International Colour Day 2019
Date: 22 March 2019 (Friday) 
Venue: Dongseoul University International Exchange Center, 2nd floor
AIC Annual Report
Invited Lecture on "Color Trend"
Event of Korean Society of Color Studies

Colour Talk celebrating the International Colour Day 2019 
Date: 21 March 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Venue: Auditoriet, Kunsthøgskolen, Oslo
On the International Colour Day, Dr. Alexandra Loske, will present her new book "Color. A visual History of Color from Newton to Modern Color Matching Guides" in her talk "Pigments of the Imagination".
Organized by Forum Farge, Mette L´Orange, Professor of Colour at Department of Design, Oslo National Academy of the Arts

Celebration of International Colour Day and World Poetry Day
"We can no longer survive on refrigerators, politicians, card games, crosswords and puzzles. We can no longer live without poetry, color, love" (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Letter to General X, 1943, during World War II) 
"Colour and Poetry"
Date: 21 March 2019, 6:30 PM
Venue: O'Malta Bistro Bar, Rua Carvalho Araújo 24, Lisbon
Organized by the Portuguese Colour Association, in collaboration with the P’Arte, CEC – Centre for Comparative Studies, the Colour and Light Research Group, CIAUD – Research Centre in Architecture, Urban Planning and Design, University of Lisbon
We invite you to read unpublished poems or poems already published under the theme of colour. From this sharing will result a compilation of poetry to be edited and published after the event. If you cannot participate in person, but would like to contribute to the diversity and joy of the event, please send a poem that will be read in your name to the email: conte.veronica @

International Colour Day
Date: 21 March 2019, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Lecture: What color is really "The Dress"? Bodil Karlsson, PhD in Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Gothenburg
Award Color 2018, "The Blue Color", Linus Fridén (Konstfack) presents his winning contribution "Blue".
Prisad Färg is a competition in color design for students and graduates in design, architecture, visual communication and art. The prize ceremony was held in conjunction with Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, Greenhouse, February 5, 2019 Event of Stiftelsen Svenskt Färgcentrum

Webinar - Michael Webster
Date: 21 March 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Michael Webster: Adaptation and Color Perception 
Event of Inter-Society Color Council

Lia Luzzatto and Renata Pompas, on the occasion of the 2019 International Color Day, draw the students' attention to the chromatic language of nature, which shows an inexhaustible collection of inspiration for their visual projects. These examples show: the floral kingdom; the animal kingdom with colours for attraction or defense.

Color and Landscape in Your Eyes
Collective Project 2019 of Grupo Argentino del Color (GAC)
Organized by Argentine Colour Group
21 March – 5 October 2019
This project is part of the activities related to the International Colour Day (ICD) established on 21 March 2009 by the International Association of Color. The Argentine Group of Color (GAC) invites you to submit a photo.
1- Take a picture of your eye looking at a landscape (you may geolocate it);
2- Trim the picture horizontally (16:9 size) focused on your eye;
3- Upload the picture to the networks #diainternacionaldelcolor2019 #grupoargentinodelcolor #internationalcolourday2019
4- Send the picture to
5- Indicate location and time

Further information at
The photos received will be shared on the page of the Argentine Color Group (, on the page created for that purpose ( and on facebook (
Celebrations of the International Colour Day aim at developing awareness to the importance of colour phenomenon and culture in the broad domains of Art and Humanities, Science, and Technology. We therefore encourage each member country to organise events on 21 March. It is important that AIC regular members celebrate this special day. The AIC will resubmit an application to the UNESCO for recognition of the International Colour Day.
More at
Thank you very much for participating!
Comisión Directiva Grupo Argentino del Color Blog GAC:
Blog GAC Color en las Artes:
Blog GAC Color en Ciencia, Industria y Tecnología:

"Color and Landscape in our Eyes" Collective Project 2019 of Grupo Argentino del Color (GAC) Send your pictures in the time period 21 March – 5 October 2019


International Colour Day 2018

International Colour Day Celebration, Milan, ITALY 21 March 2018 On the occasion of the International Colour Day, Renata Pompas and Lia Luzzatto asked their students of the Milan Academy of Communication Foundation to celebrate this special day by interpreting the colours of Palermo, a city in Sicily that has been declared “The 2018 Italian Capital of Culture”. The students selected the most popular historical expressions of art, food and fashion – from the Phoenicians, Romans, Byzantines, Saracens to Normans – showing their colour influence in contemporary Sicilian culture. 

Third International Conference Colour in Film, London, UK 19–21 March 2018 Venue: NFT3, Blue Room and Clore Centre, Birkbeck, University of London Organized by Colour Group (GB), HTW Berlin and the University of Zurich, in cooperation with the BFI and Birkbeck, University of London

ICA-B Interdisciplinary Colour Day 2018, Brussels, BELGIUM 21 March 2018 Venue: La Cambre, Brussels Organized by Interdisciplinary Colour Association Belgium

Dia Internacional da Cor 2018, São Paulo, BRAZIL 21 March 2018 Emotionality in the Application of Colors in Architecture and Decoration With Interior Designer Leôncio Spencer, Director of ADESP Venue: Auditório do 4o andar do edifício sede da FIESP, Av. Paulista, 1313, São Paulo Organized by Associação ProCor

KleurCafé, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS 21 March 2018 Venue: Paviljoen Circl, Gustav Mahlerplein 1B, 1082 PP Amsterdam, Zaal 4 Organized by Stichting Kleurenvisie

Surfing Colour III, Bergen, NORWAY 21 March 2018 Venue: Knut Knaus Auditorium, in Møllendal (designed by Snøhetta), Møllendalsveien Organized by Forum Farge and UIB / Faculty of Arts, Music and Design

International Colour Day 2018, Stockholm, SWEDEN 21 March 2018 The Changing Colors of Chanel’s Lipstick Ranges from 1960 Speaker: Hélène de Clermont-grille Spirit, research director at Chanel Parfums Beauté Venue: Colourspotting at Etage 1, Rosenlundsgatan 40, Stockholm Organized by Swedish Colour Centre Foundation – Svenskt Färgcentrum

International Colour Day 2018, Newcastle, UK 21 March 2018 A series of talks presenting the science of color and lighting Venue: Newcastle University Campus, Ridley Building 2, Lecture Theatre 1.63, Lover’s Lane Organized bty Color Collective UK (Professor Anya Hurlbert, Dr. Danny Carside, Dr. Malcolm Jones)

International Colour Day Celebration, Zagreb, CROATIA 21 March 2018 Color in Contemporaneity Scientific and Professional Symposium, a Themed Exhibition and Workshops for Children and Adults Venue: Technical Museum “Nikola Tesla” in Zagreb, Crioatia Organized by The Croatian Color Society (CroCoS)

International Colour Day Celebration, Helsinki, FINLAND 21 March 2018 Leif Wikgren gets Finnish Colour Association’s Iiris Prize Organized by Suomen väriyhdistys/The Finnish Colour Association Harald Arnkil, Vice-President info

19e Académie de la Couleur / 8e édition à Bordeaux, FRANCE 23 March 2018 Jaune poussin: Couleur et petit enfance, petits pas vers la couleur Venue: Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux Organized by Marie-Pierre Servantie, présidente de l’Académie de la Couleur

International Colour Day 2018, Sydney, AUSTRALIA 25 March 2018 Colour Education – Past, Present and Future Venue: International School of Colour and Design – iscd, North Sydney Organized by Color Society of Australia info

IMPRONTA DE COLOR COLECTIVO, Día Internacional del Color, 21 de marzo de 2018, ARGENTINA

The International Colour Day Celebration, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA 21 March 2018 Impronta de color colectivo/ Imprint of Collective Colour Organized by Grupo Argentino de Color more


International Colour Day 2017

On the occasion of the International Color Day, Renata Pompas and Lia Luzzatto (Italy), asked their students to interpret their own personality through a subjective color and applied it to a portrait in a creative way. Celebrating the International Colour Day 21 March


International Colour Day Celebration, London, UK 21 March 2017 5–7.30pm Venue: Great Hall, College Building, City, University of London, St John Street, London, EC1V 4PB

International Colour Day Celebration, Paris, FRANCE 21 March 2017 2.30–5.30pm La couleur dans l’art, la science et la technologie : Qu’appelle-t-on harmonie des couleurs? Venue: Bibliothèque nationale de France, site F.-Mitterrand, hall Est, à l’Aquarium (à côté de l’espace salon)

International Colour Day Celebration, Oslo, NORWAY Forum Farge Annual Meeting 2017 21 March 2017 Surfing Colour II. The Materiality of Colour Keynote Speaker: Jean-Philippe Lenclos Venue: School of Architecture, Oslo

International Colour Day Celebration, Zagreb, CROATIA From White to Colored 21 March 2017 Croatian Colour Society – CROCOS Venue: Nikola Tesla Museum, Savska Cesta 18, Zagreb 10000, Croatia

International Colour Day Celebration, São Paulo, BRAZIL Associação ProCor do Brasil event 23 March 2017 Venue: Auditório do 4o andar do edifício sede da FIESP, Av. Paulista, 1313, São Paulo