CMG Membership
July 22, 2021

Announcing a new CMG Membership Opportunity

CMG adds a new membership level to meet the needs of ALL color design professionals. The pandemic greatly accelerated the adoption of technology across all facets of society.  And that was no different for Color Marketing Group®, as we shifted our traditional in-person color design events to completely virtual settings.…
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May 13, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – CMG Growth

1977:   CMG President Yale Forman holds a three day meeting with Board members, past Presidents and Board nominees to brainstorm the future of CMG. A new path of growth and expansion is charted, including the decision to hire full-time professional administrative staff, promote international growth, develop effective and continuous…
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Color Alert 2022
May 2, 2022

May Color Alert®

MAY COLOR ALERT®  If ever there was a time for a deep, nurturing neutral, it is now! Actually, that’s been the case for the past couple of years, but now it is emerging. As the coolness of grey is further moved aside for the continued color warming trend of colors,…
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April 27, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – Dorothy Liebes

The 1970’s: 1970: Textile designer Dorothy Liebes is named as the first recipient of CMG’s Forrest L. Dimmick Award, for revolutionary, dramatic, or exceptional contribution to the field of color marketing.   Liebes was renown for her vivid, modernist textile designs for E.I. DuPont’s home furnishing fabrics, and by the early…
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April 20, 2022

CMG President’s Update

"It is hard to fathom that we are already heading into the second quarter of 2022! Maybe it is a sign of our success in putting 2 years of pandemic in the rearview mirror because time is speeding ahead. Buckle up, it isn’t slowing down and color doesn’t sleep!" by…
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April 14, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – Color Directions

The 1970’s: 1970: By the late 1960s, studying current colors was not enough, and participation in CMG’s COLORFAIR was waning. Color decision makers needed more forward direction; thus, a new program that focused on future rather than current colors emerged. Initially titled CMG’s Colorcard, it asked members to submit their three…
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International Summit
April 4, 2022

2022 International Summit

Color Marketing Group's 2022 International Summit is where the leading color design professionals from around the world will convene for three days of color inspiration, collaboration, and learning.  At the center of this Conference, we'll to do what we do best - forecast color directions.   This year, as we…
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Color Alert 2022
April 1, 2022

April Color Alert®

APRIL COLOR ALERT®  Intervalo is for those moments in between, to pause, reflect, and reset. A deep blue with a nuance of green, Intervalo emerged from CMG color workshops in Latin America and Europe in 2020, with anticipated arrival in 2022. Indeed, not only has it arrived in those regions,…
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March 24, 2022

CMG Swatchbook

The 1960’s: 1969: Beatrice West was elected as CMG’s first female President. After studying architecture in the 1930’s, Beatrice charted her colorful career path by consulting with builders on the use of color in postwar tract housing, whose color palettes helped to sell more than 100,000 homes in 36 states*.…
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March 10, 2022

CMG Swatchbook

The 1960’s:   1963: CMG COLORFAIR, the first exhibit of its kind, is an annual gallery of CMG members' product samples, displaying colors available in the market by 29 color groupings. Organizing by color rather than industry, reveals interplay, if any, between industries and various fields of business activity, such…
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Color Alert 2022
March 1, 2022

March Color Alert®

MARCH COLOR ALERT®  “You get a New Day! And YOU get a New Day! EVERYONE gets a NEW DAY!’ And NEW DAY has arrived to greet the world! With an inspiring light-valued, red-based blue color, it offers a fresh mood for periwinkle. Not just a nicely balanced color, it suggests…
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February 24, 2022

CMG Swatchbook

  The 1960's:   1962 - Color Marketing Group is born in the home of one of the Founding members. Our mission from the start was:   to help each other do better work in the world of color marketing. to improve the business circumstances of color marketing people, that…
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Color: Around the WorldUncategorized
February 15, 2022

If Walls Could Talk

Exploring color stories in museum exhibitions. By Guest Blogger, Luanne Stovall, Artist, Designer & Color Theorist.   Alexander Calder and Pablo Picasso, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Whenever I visit a new museum show, I always check out the color palette first. The colors featured on the banners outside, the…
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Color Alert 2022
February 1, 2022

February Color Alert®

FEBRUARY COLOR ALERT®  ORANGE YOU GLAD THIS COLOR IS TRENDING?  YES!    Dad jokes aside, the individuality of orange is emerging to add a bit of spice, a bit of fun, and a bit of warmth to the world of design, all while keeping a bit of a serious note…
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In the Media
January 27, 2022

Harnessing Creativity in The Interest of Color

This month Rug News and Design interviewed CMG's President, Peggy Van Allen, Founder of Colorfuel, to explore CMG's unique and collaborative color forecasting process. "Color is ubiquitous.  It is as integral to life as air and water.  Nowhere is this statement more relevant than with the members of Color Marketing…
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January 22, 2022

The Amazing Power of Color

Written By Peggy Van Allen, President Color Marketing Group and Founder, Colorfuel   In my volunteer role as President, Color Marketing Group I have the opportunity for some fun conversations about color. Check out this interview I did with Todd Covelli for The List. We talked about colors of the year…
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Color Alert 2022
January 8, 2022

January Color Alert®

JANUARY COLOR ALERT®  START ON THE BRIGHT SIDE    As a new year dawns, and expectations, wishes, and even some disappointments carry into 2022, there is a worldwide message of positivity in a single hue. Versions of yellow are emerging from Asia Pacific, North America, Europe and Latin America that…
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December 17, 2021

Happy and Colorful Holidays

Color Marketing Group's Board of Directors would like to wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season and warm wishes for the coming year.
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Color Alert 2021
December 1, 2021

December Color Alert® – Reborn

DECEMBER COLOR ALERT® - Reborn WHITE.  YES, REALLY.   It’s a blank canvas, a fresh start, the absence of color, the brightest light, the ultimate chakra. Take your pick at what it may personally represent, it’s all white. Emerging from CMG European meetings in 2019, with expectations to appear in 2021,…
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World Color Forecast
November 5, 2021

Color Marketing Group and Techmer PM collaborate on the 2023+ World Color Forecast™

Color Marketing Group and Techmer PM collaborate on the 2023+ World Color Forecast™ For the third year in a row, Techmer PM LLC, a leading North American compounder and materials design firm, is partnering with Color Marketing Group®, the premier international association for color design professionals, to help companies reach…
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World Color Forecast
November 3, 2021

About CMG’s Key Colors

Color Marketing Group®  - Key Colors  By Montaha Hidefi, CMG's Vice President, Color Forecasting History and Background In 2011, Color Marketing Group® (CMG) introduced regional Key Colors for the World Color Forecast™.  Each year since then, the Regional Forecasts include a Key Color selected during the regional color steering.  Taking into…
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