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August 9, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – Colors Current®

1990:  After decades focusing on the forecast of colors two years out, Colors Current® Workshops are implemented for both Consumer and Contract markets to discuss near-term and best-selling colors. These workshops were tailored to the members responsible for the application, rather than the creation of color for their products. Participants…
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Color Alert 2022
August 1, 2022

August Color Alert®

AUGUST COLOR ALERT®  The most recognized color of nature, eco-consciousness, sustainability, and the planet, green holds its own as a symbol of growth and life. Kermit the Frog, singing “It ain’t easy being green,”  realized ultimately, that it’s beneficial, fun, and easy being green. A toned yellow-influenced green, Fronda is…
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July 27, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – FUTUREfest

1987: CMG celebrates its 25th silver anniversary with a National Meeting themed FUTUREfest: a glimpse into the future of color, fashion, retail, architecture, leisure time, and lifestyles envisioned for the year 2012. A speaker from McDonnell Douglas spoke about the future of civilian space travel, and the implications for color…
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July 25, 2022

Radical Innovation

SUPERCHARGE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH OUR PRESUMMIT EVENTS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10.     RADICAL INNOVATION Has your organization had an innovation plan in the past but it just didn’t give you the results you expected?  Maybe you tried some design thinking exercises, put in a fun conference room complete with markers, white…
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July 18, 2022

The Ongoing Evolution of Color Thinking

SUPERCHARGE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH OUR PRESUMMIT EVENTS ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10.     THE ONGOING EVOLUTION OF COLOR THINKING Fritz Horstman will deliver a 30-minute presentation situating Josef Albers’s use of color in the ongoing evolution of color thinking from Newton and Goethe up until today. A 90-minute hands-on workshop…
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July 14, 2022

CMG Swatchbook – International Exchanges

1986: CMG looks abroad for international exchanges of color information with other like-minded organizations, taking its first step with The Colour Group of the United Kingdom. In 1989, Dale Russell, Executive Director of The Colour Group U.K., is hosted as an honored guest at CMG’s meeting in Scottsdale, AZ. This…
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July 13, 2022

Color Confidence

COLOR CONFIDENCE WORKSHOP PENLAND SCHOOL OF CRAFT OCTOBER 21-23, 2022   “Color isn’t a ‘thing’.  Since color is physiological and psychological, it’s important to challenge all the senses and how they influence each other.” Guest Contributor, Alicia Keshishian, Chroma-licious, Executive Committee member, Color Marketing Group Color is a powerful tool.…
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July 6, 2022

Leatrice Eiseman’s Master Class on Color and Design

Leatrice Eiseman’s Master Class on Color and Design Leatrice Eiseman is an author, speaker, color/design consultant, spokesperson and educator.  She is executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, director of the Eiseman Center for Color information and Training and a long standing member of Color Marketing Group. Lee will be…
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Color Alert 2022
July 1, 2022

July Color Alert®

JULY COLOR ALERT®  “My future’s so bright, I need to wear shades.” Thumbing one’s nose at the rampant negativity that is so prevalent is a powerful way to move forward. It’s leaving the past behind and moving forward in a bold fashion. Despertar, translated as “awakening” in English, is an…
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June 23, 2022

Experience something new at this year’s International Summit

COLOR BEYOND will encourage you to think about more than color, trends, and forecasts.  We've replaced our legacy workshops with new and collaborative events designed to heighten your connections and broaden your perspective.  In our hands-on workshops you'll explore materials and how they relate to CMG's directional color stories and their impact…
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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

The CMG Color Story Evolution – Summit Keynote Presentation

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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