Summit Attendees Forecast CMF Trends for 2020

Color, Material & Finish Trends for 2020

During our 2018 International Summit in Philadelphia PA, over 50 global CMF experts collaborated in our unique and specialist CMG Color, Material and Finish Workshops to identify a variety of  CMF trends for 2020.

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Exclusive CMF Trends for 2020

Color Marketing Group’s Color, Material & Finish Workshop (CMF), held exclusively at the International Summit, explored the future of CMF trends, particularly within consumer goods, appliances, transportation, and furniture. Innovative suppliers, product developers, and CMF designers discussed the multi-dimensions of CMF trends that will influence our CMG 2020+ World Color Forecast.

CMF Trend Highlights

CMG CMF Trend Samples

Color Marketing Group’s member partners provided 2020 CMF design chip samples, exclusively for 2018 Summit attendees. By doing so our three CMF trends came to life in tangible and ready to apply color stories. Here are the highlights: 


The boundary between the physical and digital realm continues to dissolve. Visual tactility created through depth, texture, and lighting.

U do U

We move toward the purity of childlike play without conscious intention. A mixing of unexpected graphics and patterns, along with the use of clashing colors.


Utility and beauty emerge after the expected use. Taking natural to the next level, we look beyond the surface to the deeper truth with materials that would usually be discarded. Heavily textured products as well as translucent and transparent build the strata to create perceived depth.

Be a Leading Edge CMF Trendsetter

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to leverage the power of CMF trends first! Sign up for 2019’s CMF Workshop, being held at the International Summit in Tucson, Arizona. CMF Designers will collaborate on the newly revealed CMG 2021+ World Color Forecast™ to identify materials, processes, and finishes for application across multi-industry products starting in 2021.

Save Your Spot

A special thanks to our CMF member partners:


Ampacet CMF Trends



Clariant CMF Trends


EMD Performance Materials CMF Trends


Formica CMF Trends


PolyOne CMF Trends



Tarkett CMF Trends

CMG’s partnership opportunities are available as outlined in our Partnership Program or can be tailored to fit your needs.  Contact Sharon Griffis for more information.



Country:  USA
Dates:  Friday November 15th to Sunday November 17th,
PreSummit Events:  Thursday November 14th.
Location:  El Conquistador Tucson, 10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704
Hotel Reservations:  A block of rooms has been reserved for November 12th to November 18th.  The discounted room rate will be available until October 21st – subject to availability.  Reserve your room soon to avoid disappointment.
Registration:  Download the Registration Form and full Program Highlights.



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