Recording of CMG's 2022 International Summit

THIS YEAR’S INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT HELD IN TUCSON, AZ, COLOR BEYOND, WAS ABOUT MORE THAN COLOR, TRENDS, AND FORECASTS. WE REPLACED OUR LEGACY WORKSHOPS WITH NEW AND COLLABORATIVE EVENTS DESIGNED TO HEIGHTEN YOUR CONNECTIONS AND BROADEN YOUR PERSPECTIVE. IN OUR HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS WE EXPLORED MATERIALS AND HOW THEY RELATE TO CMG’S DIRECTIONAL COLOR STORIES AND THEIR IMPACT IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY. WE DOVE INTO COLOR IN THE FIELD OF ANIMATION AND GAMES, EXPLORING THE IMPACT ON EMOTION AND PERSPECTIVE. OUR MENTORING BROADENED YOUR THINKING OF COLOR IN NEW INDUSTRIES AS YOU CONNECTED AND ESTABLISHED RELATIONSHIPS WITH A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF COLOR DESIGN EXPERTS. AND TO ENHANCE YOUR EXPERIENCE OUR PRE SUMMIT EVENTS CHALLENGED YOUR ASSUMPTIONS AND THINKING ON COLOR!

 

Register to watch the highlights including the revelation of the 2024+ Regional Color Forecast presentations from Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America. You can also view the Keynote Presentation by Doty Horn and Montaha Hidefi exploring 60 years of color forecasting, as well as our Guest Speaker presentations by Fritz Horstman – The Ongoing Evolution of Color Thinking; Chris Lefteri – Material for Inspiration; and Laura Perryman – Ethical and Sustainable Color.

 

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WE INVITE YOU TO WATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDING THE REVELATION OF THE 2024+ REGIONAL COLOR FORECAST PRESENTATIONS FROM ASIA PACIFIC, EUROPE, LATIN AMERICA, AND NORTH AMERICA. YOU CAN ALSO VIEW THE KEYNOTE PRESENTATION BY DOTY HORN AND MONTAHA HIDEFI, EXPLORING 60 YEARS OF COLOR FORECASTING, AS WELL AS OUR GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS FROM FRITZ HORSTMAN – THE ONGOING EVOLUTION OF COLOR THINKING, CHRIS LEFTERI, MATERIAL FOR INSPIRATION, AND LAURA PERRYMAN, ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE COLOR.

 

Sixty Years of Color Forecasting

When Color Marketing Group® 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 this Keynote presentation, they did not anticipate discovering a treasure trove of color.

Not only did they explore a six decade journey of color forecast information, but they uncovered a rich history of societal trends that influenced color and design preferences. They were impressed with the colors that trended each year, and each of the last six decades. They were fascinated as they tracked the colors that endured the tribulations of times, from recessions to natural disasters, and terrorist attacks. They were fascinated by the evolution of CMG color stories as told by thousands of participants across these past six decades.

In this Keynote presentation Montaha and Doty will reveal their discoveries addressing:

  • The colors that were most forecast for each decade.
  • The colors that crossed from one decade to another.
  • The colors that are trending back.
  • The color family that best represent sixty years of color and design preferences.

This is the CMG Color Story Evolution!

From the inception of Color Marketing Group in 1962, members’ prime interest was to promote more knowledgeable use of color in marketing; provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the solving of color problems; and offer education and training in the complete application of color.

But for those interests to be enacted, we owe it to Elisabeth Burris-Meyer, then a consultant with the House & Garden Magazine, whom in 1963, put forward an idea to study current colors by collecting and exhibiting colored swatches of CMG members’ sold products and organize them on a color basis rather than by usage, industry, or type. The idea was adopted by CMG’s Executive Committee, and CMG established an exhibit which became known as the COLORFAIR™.

 

INTRODUCING OUR KEYNOTE PRESENTERS:

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    Montaha Hidefi

Montaha Hidefi is a world-renowned Color Archeologist™.  She centers her color consultancy services on developing color trends foresights and color forecast projections, portfolio ideation and customized color related insights to small, medium, and large organizations on a global basis. In 2020, Montaha established the notion of Color Archaeology™ – a trademark of her Color Landing Studio, to best define the practice of color forecasting and its intricacies. Color Archaeology incorporates the skills and expertise to track and observe societal trends, analyze how they are interpreted in current times, and predict how they will evolve into the future. Montaha lectures and keynotes about color and trends virtually and in-person at international events and company settings. Her articles on the subject matter are published in countless trade publications. Montaha serves at Color Marketing Group® (CMG) as Vice President of Color Forecasting, as Member of the Executive Committee of the Colour Research Society of Canada (CRSC), and as Vice President of the Canadian Freelance Guild (CFG).

She holds a comprehensive background in international marketing, color marketing and the coatings industry. Montaha was born and raised in South America, is an avid traveler and has lived and worked in the Middle East, Europe, and North America.

She is co-author of Colour Design: Theories and Applications (2012 and 2017), and author of Giving Voice to My Silence (2022), Dando voz a mi silencio (2022), and Groping for Truth (2018).

 

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    Doty Horn, Founding Director, ColorVoyant

Doty Horn is the Founding Director of ColorVoyant LLC, a visionary color marketing firm specializing in Color, Design, Trend marketing and merchandising for the Commercial and Residential B-to-B Interior products industry.  She believes that it is the insightful translation of color and design that drives a successful business, no matter the market application. With a strong background rooted in the Fashion industry and having worked in cross-current industries, Doty applies her keen fashion eye and “big picture” thinking to whatever she creates. Her background includes:  Creative Direction/product development SVP for Congoleum flooring, Armstrong flooring, Formica, Cole of California swimwear and at Benjamin Moore Paint’s Director of Color and Design, Doty established color strategies and trend forecasting for market-focused programs using color as the driving principle. Among numerous contributions, she created the Affinity® Color / Color Stories Collections and was the creator/visionary behind the internationally acclaimed and award-winning Color Pulse ® – an annual trend forecast.

Doty also created an international design blog for a Finnish paint manufacturer: The ColorVoyant Watch and has conducted presentations/workshops in the US, UK, Canada, Asia, Russia, Scandinavia, Italy and Germany.

Educationally, Doty has held teaching positions at FIDM-LA (Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising) and FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology-NYC… bringing a unique and cross-current perspective to the color and design industry.  And has participated on panel discussions for Philadelphia University and The Consumer Products Safety Commission.

Doty is an active board member of The Color Marketing Group and has been member since 1991.  She has seen the sustaining life of the organization and believes that each member has a wealth of creative talent, waiting to be shared and enriched.  This led her to be a driving force for creating a CMG Mentoring program, which is being launched at the 2022 Tucson Summit.

INTRODUCING OUR GUEST SPEAKERS

Fritz Horstman, Education Director of the Albers Foundation –

The Ongoing Evolution of Color Thinking

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    Fritz Horstman, Education Director, The Albers Foundation

Fritz Horstman is Education Director at The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, where he has worked since 2004. He has lectured and given workshops at l’École des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Bauhaus Dessau, The Royal Academy of Art in London, Yale University and many other institutions. He has curated exhibitions in Italy, Ireland, Croatia, Norway, and the United States, including the upcoming Anni Albers: Work with Materials at Syracuse University Art Museum, opening August 2022. Also an artist, he has shown his sculptures, installations, and drawings in recent exhibitions across Europe and the US. He received his BA from Kenyon College and his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, situated in rural Connecticut, is devoted to preserving and promoting the enduring achievements of both Josef and Anni Albers through research, exhibition, and outreach. Fritz Horstman delivers 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.

 

Chris Lefteri – Owner of Chris Lefteri Design – Material for Inspiration

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    Chris Lefteri, Chris Lefteri Design Ltd

 

Chris Lefteri is an internationally recognized authority in materials and their application in design. The work of his studio and publications have been pivotal in changing the way designers and the materials industry consider materials. His books include Materials for Design and six other titles in the Materials for Inspirational Design series. Chris Lefteri Design has locations in London and Seoul and works with multiple Fortune 100 companies. His studio is widely recognized as one of the leading studios working in the field of materials & CMF. In 2018 he launched FixIts, his first materials driven brand. 

 

Laura Perryman –

Trend, CMF & Colour Consultant – Ethical and Sustainable Color

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    Laura Perryman, Trend, CMF & Colour Consultant

 

Laura Perryman MA (RCA) is an experienced CMF consultant and colour trend forecaster. Her ethos is that colour and materials should be integral to design but above all have a positive purpose for applications, products, and services. Working with brands, she helps create emotionally-connected and sustainable palettes in tech, interiors, packaging and product design. Laura has designed market-leading colour and visual identities for the likes of Nokia, Toyota, Speedo and Arrival. Her first book, The Colour Bible (Octopus Books, 2021) highlights 100 significant colours in art and design. Laura currently directs Colour of Saying, a consultancy that specialises in future-forward design with colour and materials. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, across the School of Design.

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    Jennifer Thompson, Deviant Thinking

 

Jennifer Thompson  is a well-practiced Deviant Thinker & Designer. For almost 10 years she has managed a creative team at one of America’s Top Fortune 50 Companies. Prior to her corporate life she was a successful entrepreneur in both the design and technology fields.  She aims to see things from a new perspective, evaluating what others are doing, and going far beyond that to challenge the status quo, and find new ways to do things. Everything, from how to raise money for a local charity, to how to start and run a business. She is a seasoned cheerleader for new and different ideas.

About CMG’s 2024+ World Color Forecast™

Businesses depend on color directions for their products and services and having the right color at the right time is key to success.  After all, Color Sells and the Right Colors Sell Better!  As a global membership association, Color Marketing Group members have played a key role in providing annual color direction reports to hundreds of global companies for 60 years. Our strength lies in our global color community who contribute to our ChromaZone® Color Forecasting Workshops and regional Conferences, discussing consumer behavior and societal trends, and the impact these will have on color and design.  Our ChromaZone Workshops take place in advance of the annual Summit and attendees, who are color experts in their field, present their directional color trend stories as they relate to their industry/product. During the process, we analyze hundreds of colors and identify big picture trends that will influence color directions in the coming years.  The outcome from each event is 16 color directions that participants believe will be trending two years out and three trend stories driving the color directions.  At the end of our forecasting season, our Regional Steering Committees representing each of the Workshops curate all the results, distilling them to a global selection of 64 color directions comprising 16 from each of our regions of  Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North Latin America. The combined outcome is our 2024+ World Color Forecast™.

Meet our 2024+ World Color Forecast Presenters

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    Lora di Fabio, American Biltrite

    Principal Color Designer

Lora Di Fabio is Design & Development Manager at American Biltrite where she leads the design development of flooring products and marketing materials.After receiving her BFA (Honours in Graphic Design) from Concordia University, Lora has worked at Industrial Design firms and corporations where she specialized in colour and graphic applications on consumer products. She has lectured on the subject of Colour in Manufacturing at the University of Montreal School of Design.Previous to her present position, Lora worked for large design firms and corporations like Bombardier where her team received an Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) award for their work. Other distinctions include the Advertising Excellence Award from Architectural Record and recently a Good Designaward from the Chicago Athenaeum.A member since 2006, today Lora sits on the Board of Directors of the Color Marketing Group and serves on the CMG Color Forecasting Committee where she helps steer the North American colour forecasts.

Lora presents the 2024+ Asia Pacific Forecast.

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    Montaha Hidefi, Color Landing

    Color Archeologist and Vice President Color Forecasting, Color Marketing Group

Montaha Hidefi is a world-renowned Color Archeologist™.  She centers her color consultancy services on developing color trends foresights and color forecast projections, portfolio ideation and customized color related insights to small, medium, and large organizations on a global basis.

In 2020, Montaha established the notion of Color Archaeology™ – a trademark of her Color Landing Studio, to best define the practice of color forecasting and its intricacies. Color Archaeology incorporates the skills and expertise to track and observe societal trends, analyze how they are interpreted in current times, and predict how they will evolve into the future.

Montaha lectures and keynotes about color and trends virtually and in-person at international events and company settings. Her articles on the subject matter are published in countless trade publications.

Montaha serves at Color Marketing Group® (CMG) as Vice President of Color Forecasting, as Member of the Executive Committee of the Colour Research Society of Canada (CRSC), and as Vice President of the Canadian Freelance Guild (CFG).

She holds a comprehensive background in international marketing, color marketing and the coatings industry. Montaha was born and raised in South America, is an avid traveler and has lived and worked in the Middle East, Europe, and North America.

She is co-author of Colour Design: Theories and Applications (2012 and 2017), and author of Giving Voice to My Silence (2022), Dando voz a mi silencio (2022), and Groping for Truth (2018).

Montaha presents the 2024+ North American Forecast.

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    Antonella Ruiz, Sherwin Williams, Central America

    Director of Regional Marketing

Antonella Ruiz is the Director of Regional Marketing for Sherwin Williams Central America where she has responsibility for the management of coatings in architecture, industrial, wood finishes, and automotive lines, as well as the management of communications and publicity.  She holds a Master in Business Administration and Industrial Engineering, with more than 15 years of experience in multinational organizations within the mass consumer brands, telecommunications, and coatings and paints.  She specializes in marketing, especially in product management.

Antonella presents the 2024+ Latin American Forecast.

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    Peggy Van Allen, Colorfuel

    Founder, Colorfuel, and President, Color Marketing Group

Peggy Van Allen, the founder of Colorfuel, is a designer and color anthropologist with a background in graphic design and experience in trend research, visual merchandising and palette development. Her unique skillset allows her to visually communicate the complexities of color in a way that is both inspirational and educational. Trend forecasting is integral to the success of design and color palette development. Color anthropology is the study of human behavior in order to understand the why, which, and when of a target consumer’s color preferences.

Peggy presents the 2024+ World Color Forecast.

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    Judith van Vliet, The Color Authority

    Founder, The Color Authority and Immediate Past President, Color Marketing Group

Judith van Vliet is the Founder of The Color Authority™ as she helps people to unleash color in their lives and businesses. TCA develops color trends for different markets through storytelling and palette development and offers different services in the color consultancy area. Judith works with a global color network of like-minded experts that understand the power of color. She is a fervent public speaker and is host of the namesake podcast that brings fascinating conversations with some of the most inspiring people in the world of color. She serves on Color Marketing Group’s Executive Committee as Immediate Past President where her in-depth knowledge of color helps maintain CMG at the forefront of global color forecasting. Judith currently works and podcasts out of Milan, Italy.

Judith presents the 2024+ European Forecast.

Color Marketing Group would like to thank the following for their support and sponsorship of this Summit:

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