1. Ruth Emerson's Avatar
    I am having exactly the same problem as of this week, haven't figured out how to fix it. Only one calendar of my 7 changed color. My "work" calendar, which was green, wants to stay purple now. Nothing I do will make it keep the previous setting. This started after I did a software update on my iMac, so I think it's a new bug from Mac. Have also not figured out how to let them now.
    I've tried de-activating iCloud, still keeps the purple setting. Aargh!
    help!
    10-11-2013 04:44 PM
  2. CinthDegree's Avatar
    I guess it's good to see I'm not the only one.

    My work calendar SHOULD be yellow. But it's purple. I'll go and edit them, and both iPhone and iPad quickly set it back to purple...

    I even tried to set the colors back to yellow simultaneously, thinking maybe one kept updating/synching before I could set the other
    10-11-2013 06:43 PM
  3. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    It looks like they want us to use Purple for Work Calendars.
    Hope this is fixed soon.
    Good Luck
    What's really strange is some of us are affected by this and others aren't.....and it literally just happened out of no where.
    TurboTiger likes this.
    10-11-2013 06:47 PM
  4. alicepattinson's Avatar
    SAME HERE. arggggggh!!! all we have to do is report. haha Tried a reboot and still nothing happened. Just report and report
    10-11-2013 07:01 PM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Same issue here, but mine started after updating to Mavericks GM on my MBP. Prior. To that my calendars would remain colored as I selected.
    10-11-2013 08:15 PM
  6. vn906c's Avatar
    I'm having a similar problem except in Reminders. I have several lists but my Reminders list keeps changing to orange no matter how many times I set it back to blue! Weird!
    10-11-2013 09:51 PM
  7. Adsab's Avatar
    Exactly, I mean EXACTLY the same thing happening to me. Work calendar is set to green, then it almost immediately sets itself back to purple! WTF?????
    10-12-2013 06:00 AM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I have a work Calendar but it's called Work Daily Tasks because I have a Work Long term issues too. So I would suggest everyone try creating a new work calendar but name it something else like Work Issues, Work Taks, Work to be done whatever. It seems to be an issue with the Term "Work". So after creating the new calendar move all the appointments over to it and get rid of your old work calendar. Change the color and see if the issue follows the calendar or not.
    10-12-2013 10:20 AM
  9. Sam Yu's Avatar
    Found a workaround for this issue. I don't think it has to do with the fact that the calendar is named "work." Here's what I did:

    1. exported existing "work" calendar
    2. created a new calendar with a new name, "work 2"
    3. imported calendar to the new calendar
    4. changed calendar to desired color
    5. deleted old "work" calendar
    6. named calendar back to "work"

    I closed the calendar app and opened it up again. The colors stayed to my desired settings. Hope this helps!
    10-13-2013 11:29 AM
  10. Ruth Emerson's Avatar
    This is an iCloud issue. It has been named the "Barbie Dreamhouse" bug because of the colors it chooses: purple, mauve, teal . . . It only affects certain calendars, depending on the names. Home and Work are two of them. (I didn't realize that Home had changed from blue to teal, because that's not too big a change for me. Work being purple is not OK, as my brain is trained to Work being green . . . )
    'Barbie Dreamhouse' bug changes Mac, iPhone calendars to gaudy colors - Computerworld
    10-13-2013 02:31 PM
  11. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    This is an iCloud issue. It has been named the "Barbie Dreamhouse" bug because of the colors it chooses: purple, mauve, teal . . . It only affects certain calendars, depending on the names. Home and Work are two of them. (I didn't realize that Home had changed from blue to teal, because that's not too big a change for me. Work being purple is not OK, as my brain is trained to Work being green . . . )
    'Barbie Dreamhouse' bug changes Mac, iPhone calendars to gaudy colors - Computerworld
    Ruth, thanks for the info and article on this !! All in all I figured this had to be an iCloud issue, but I didn't realize that this existed back in August for a short period of time. What's also strange is on Sunday(10/6) or Monday(10/7) late,late night, iCloud apparently had calendar & reminder issues. Then the very next day, Tuesday 10/8, this started. I wonder if one has to do with the other & Apple is (hopefully) working on fixing it. I don't use the "work" cal so it was just easy enough for me to delete it. Now my "home" cal is purple on my ph but on iCloud.com it shows teal or blue, whatever lol. But as long as it remains purple on my ph I'll be fine, because the other one I use called "calendar" is orange.



    🎀Sent from my pink-a-licious 4S🎀
    10-13-2013 04:29 PM
  12. KevinKelly0's Avatar
    Same issue here. Only one of four calendars (iCloud > "Work") keeps switching from green--the desired color that has been that way since starting to use iCal--to purple--which seems to be the common color to all people affected by this bug.

    Changing iCloud color setting for that calendar from mobile device (iPhone - iOS7) or laptop (MacBook - OS X 10.8.5) works for a couple seconds, and then it goes back to purple.

    Have tried quitting Calendar program and reopening, all the way to rebooting laptop.
    10-13-2013 09:37 PM
  13. hotrod's Avatar
    Good. I thought I was crazy. I've been dealing with this for about a week now. Work changes to purple and home changes to blue. ARGH.
    10-14-2013 10:47 AM
  14. TurboTiger's Avatar
    Great news boys & girls,
    This is fixed.
    Check you calendar!
    Good Luck
    dianahk and ThePinkChameleon like this.
    10-16-2013 08:49 PM
  15. ThePinkChameleon's Avatar
    Great news boys & girls,
    This is fixed.
    Check you calendar!
    Good Luck
    👍Thanks for the heads up Turbo - I'll prob log on later if I get a chance, or tomorrow, and check it out on iCloud


    🎀Sent from my pink-a-licious 4S🎀
    10-17-2013 11:55 AM
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