CMG Members Forecast CMF Trends for 2021

CMG Members Forecast Color, Material & Finish Trends for 2021

During Color Marketing Group’s 2019 International Summit in Tucson AZ, over 50 global CMF experts collaborated in our unique and specialist Color, Material, and Finish (CMF) Workshops to identify a variety of  CMF trends for 2021.

CMF trends Workshop International Summit

Exclusive CMF Trends for 2021

Innovative suppliers, product developers, and CMF designers from across the globe discussed the multi-dimensions of CMF trends that will influence our 2021+ World Color Forecast™. Emerging strategic interactions between color use, materials, and surface finish were discussed to identify unique and impactful future CMF directions. This collaboration included a multitude of markets such as consumer products, appliances, interior design, fashion, automotive, durable goods, and many more.

CMG 2021+ Color, Material, and Finish Forecast

CMF Trend Highlights

Color Marketing Group’s member-partners provided the 2021+ CMF Forecast chip samples, exclusive to 2019 Summit attendees. By doing so our three CMF trends came to life in tangible and ready to apply color stories. Here are the highlights:

Intentional Grounding

The consumption mentality and over-abundance of materials has generated societal tension and a drive to democratize and normalize sustainability

Quiet Intelligence

Urbanization and compression of living space have led to a necessity for minimalist aesthetics and maximized functionality.

Back to Beyond

Within the current political and social climate, we pursue inspiration through positivity.


A special thanks to our CMF member partners:


Clariant CMF Trends


EMD Performance Materials CMF Trends



Formica CMF Trends



Tarkett CMF Trends


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