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The Past 100 Years in Color Trends

1940s

Women were encouraged to keep wearing their red lipstick throughout World War II to keep everyone’s spirits up during a tough time. Once the war was over, candy apple red lipstick was still a huge trend. This cheerful color became more popular on items for the home in the post-war housing boom and was a popular paint color.

The Past 100 Years in Color Trends

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1950s

The sunny yellow color was sometimes called daffodil yellow and was seen everywhere during the ’50s, including clothing for both sexes and a wide array of home goods.

1960s

Powder blue was so elegant and trendy during the ’60s. Who remembers the powder blue Princess Phone?

The Past 100 Years in Color Trends

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The Past 100 Years in Color Trends

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