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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SwatchbookUncategorized
June 22, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – Design Directions

1985: Recognizing the integral relationship between color and design, in the early 1980s CMG formed the Design Directions Committee. It was charged with keeping members appraised of design directions and the influence of design and style trends in color selections. It was considered a supplement to Color Directions, not a…
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June 14, 2022

Introducing 100 New NCS Standard Colours

For the first time since 2004, NCS Colour are launching new, standard colours, going from 1950 to 2050 colours. NCS Colour are adding 100 new NCS Standard colours in the low chromatic colour area to offer their users more options and greater control when working with these colours. Low chromatic…
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June 8, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – Consumer and Contract Color Forecasting

1981: CMG’s western regional meeting examined the ingredients of successful color merchandising for the Contract market. Recognizing that there are significantly different color directions for Contract and Consumer markets, the program is instituted on the national level. Previously, there were two national meetings a year, with the Spring Meeting having…
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June 7, 2022

NCS Colour Trend Forecasting

NCS COLOUR TREND FORECASTING 2023 - A Year of Re-Nual NCS Colour Trends 2023+ gives unique insights into international drivers for colours, materials, and finishes, that are applicable cross-industry. The forecast is developed by a team of internationally renowned experts within their fields. As a result, the forecast offers relevant…
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Color Alert 2022
June 1, 2022

June Color Alert®

JUNE COLOR ALERT®  Aggressive, self-assured, no-nonsense. Get ready to turn colour on its head. Born of gaming culture and cyberpunk, the roots of Punk Purple are from Color Marketing Group’s 2020 Asia Pacific meetings. As predicted, the hue is emerging in 2022 as a strong colour statement. It is a…
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May 31, 2022

Summit Keynote Presentation – The CMG Color Story Evolution

THE CMG COLOR STORY EVOLUTION at this year's International Summit Sixty Years of Color Forecasting When Color Marketing Group® Executive members, Montaha Hidefi, VP Color Forecasting, and Doty Horn, Board member, volunteered to examine, study, and analyze sixty years of CMG archives to prepare for the Keynote presentation during this…
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May 24, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – CMG Computer Bank

1980: Previously managed through typewritten lists and carbon paper copies, CMG embraced the emerging computer age by entering its growing membership records into a new “computer data bank.” This time consuming process enabled the Membership Directory to be cross indexed by product, industry, member and expertise, providing an even more…
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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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