Color Alert 2022
January 3, 2023

January 2023 Color Alert®

JANUARY COLOR ALERT®  Revival Green - our  European 2023+ Key Color Comfort • Balanced • Revived Ahhhh, the beginning of a new year, and after a bit of a rest, the great feeling of being revived and moving forward. Answering the call for a comfortable, easy start to the year, Revival…
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SwatchbookUncategorized
December 27, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – The 2020’s

2020: The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic results in a massive financial loss for CMG as the world goes into lock-down and employees work from home. CMG pivots all in-person forecasting events to the virtual realm using Zoom. CMG launches new member engagement initiatives: ColorChat to keep us connected…
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SwatchbookUncategorized
December 8, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – Virtual Color Forecasting

2010's:  2016: CMG's first virtual color forecasting event was held to determine the 2018+ Latin American Forecast. Logistical complications had made it impossible to hold a Latin American Conference that year, so the Steering Committee, seated in multiple countries, spent hours on an online WebEx meeting discussing the trends and…
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Color Alert 2022
December 1, 2022

December Color Alert®

DECEMBER COLOR ALERT®  What the world needs now, is hugs, sweet hugs. Aside from the shameless rewriting of an iconic lyric, Hugging does seem to be just what the world needs. Instead of the calendar year ending with a big splashy bang of a color, let’s see it out with…
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SwatchbookUncategorized
November 24, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – New Brand Identity

2010's:  2016: After nearly two decades with the same branding and logo, CMG launches its new brand identity at the International Summit held in Albuquerque, NM. The initiative included a new logo, updated website, and refreshed messaging. The shape in the center of the new logo symbolizes CMG as a…
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November 16, 2022

COLOR MARKETING GROUP® Awards Leatrice Eiseman with The Forrest L. Dimmick Award for Excellence in Color Marketing

Color Marketing Group, the leading international association of color design professionals, bestowed its top honor to Leatrice Eiseman on November 11 at their International Summit in Tucson, AZ. The Forrest L. Dimmick Award for Excellence in Color Marketing recognizes revolutionary, dramatic or exceptional contributions in the field of color marketing.…
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World Color Forecast
November 15, 2022

Introducing our 2024+ Key Colors

Introducing our 2024+ Key Colors from Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin American, and North America.   CMG 2024+ Asia Pacific Main Key Color - Connection The year 2024 demands that we behave differently from how we did during the height of pandemic years. We ought to rely on new innovations, improved…
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SwatchbookUncategorized
November 10, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – CMG’s Color Alert® Program

2010's:  2014: One of CMG’s key responsibilities is the validation of our World Color Forecast™. Across the history of CMG, this has taken different forms—including the COLORFAIR in the 1960s and a computerized Tracking Program in the 1980s. In 2014, CMG launched the Color Alert® program. The monthly email features…
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Color Alert 2022
November 1, 2022

November Color Alert®

NOVEMBER COLOR ALERT®  Celebrating the familiar with the new is the essence of Revisited. Colors that bridge nature and technology have become more important in product design and living/working spaces. They are able to offer a respite from a busy day of meetings and projects yet maintain a subtle connection…
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SwatchbookUncategorized
October 27, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – ChromaZone Workshops

2010's:  2011:  For decades, Color Marketing Group forecast color at two annual Conferences, with Consumer Colors forecast at a spring event, and Contract Colors in the fall. However, this process was physically taxing for the participants, who had to pull all-nighters in order to complete the steering by the end…
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SwatchbookUncategorized
October 13, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – The Economical Impact

2000's:  2001: The 2000's were a difficult time for CMG, and the world. The 9/11 attacks had an immediate negative effect on the US economy resulting in significant unemployment. The association community at large was adversely impacted by the economic challenges, and CMG experienced a serious decline in membership. In…
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Color Alert 2022
October 1, 2022

October Color Alert®

OCTOBER COLOR ALERT®  With their kisses of dark red, Afetividade and Fervor are passionate, seductive and powerful with intimacy. These two pure reds present subtle differences in their amount of chroma and two sides of passionate red, a gentler side and an intense side. Though originating in two regions of…
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SwatchbookUncategorized
September 22, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – CMG Logo Update

1990's:  1998: Color Marketing Group unveils its new logo and vision statement, which is intended to better reflect the wide range of CMG members as well as the breadth of the color spectrum. The President at that time, Melanie Wood, CMG, noted, “CMG has modified its logo to represent a…
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September 21, 2022

RAL K6 Box – The Versatile Design Tool

DESIGN COMPETENCE AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL - THE RAL K6 BOX RAL K6 Box with all 216 RAL CALSSIC colours RAL CLASSIC is a global benchmark for colour communication. With its 216 shades it represents a unique colour collection of the highest relevance that is used across all sectors. The…
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September 16, 2022

Visiting Tucson for our International Summit – here’s what you can’t miss!

“Tucson is the weird capital of the world”… Courtesy of CMG Member, Leatrice Eiseman   ... that’s what Jodie Foster said in the 70’s film “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore’.  Tucson’s visitors’ bureau posted that quote on its Facebook page—taking it as a compliment and point of pride.  It might…
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Guest SpeakersInternational SummitUncategorized
September 13, 2022

Color in Animation and Games at this year’s International Summit

COLOR IN ANIMATION AND GAMES AT THIS YEAR'S SUMMIT   Blizzard Entertainment, a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software, has been creating universes for millions of players around the world.  As Cinematic Director Supervisor for Blizzard, Brian Horn is accustomed to working with color to evoke creativity and emotion. …
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SwatchbookUncategorized
September 8, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – Technology

1998:  Embracing the technology available at the time, CMG offers audio cassette tapes of its design trends to its members. For $15, the tape provided information on trends applicable for the end of the millennium, with ideas around how to interpret design trends, generate exciting ideas, refine product lines and…
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Color Alert 2022
September 1, 2022

September Color Alert®

SEPTEMBER COLOR ALERT®  “Blue skies, smiling at me, nothing but blue skies, do I see.” And if that blue sky isn’t overhead, bring it to life in other ways! A wall (or ceiling!), chair, or perhaps a dress or mobile phone cover. No matter how a blue sky is mimicked,…
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August 31, 2022

New Members Save 15%

New members receive 15% OFF Full Individual or Limited Membership   Color Marketing Group is celebrating 60 years of color forecasting. This November 10-12, we will gather in Tucson AZ at our International Summit to celebrate, network, share color knowledge and hear the revelation of our 2024+ CMG World Color Forecast™. …
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Guest SpeakersInternational SummitUncategorized
August 29, 2022

Material for Inspiration at this year’s International Summit

MATERIAL FOR INSPIRATION AT THIS YEAR'S SUMMIT   At the heart of everything we do lies a desire to motivate designers to use materials creatively and to place materials at the heart of the design process. In this workshop you will be challenged and encouraged to think about materials from…
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