INCREASE YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE AND MAKE MORE INFORMED CHOICES!
FORMAT: This is an in-person Workshop
LOCATION: Cleveland Metropolitan Conference Center, 1375 East 9th Street, Cleveland OH 44114
DATE: April 25-26
TIME: 9 am to 5 pm
TIMEZONE: Eastern time both days
FORECASTING REGION: North America
REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE details to follow
Space is limited for each Workshop, so be sure to register early to save your spot!
COLOR, MATERIAL & FINISH TRENDS FOR 2026+
At Color Marketing Group, we recognize the importance of acknowledging the relationship between color, materials, and finish (CMF) in the forecasting process, allowing us to provide a more comprehensive and accurate forecast for our members.
Our Forecasting Process incorporates two workshop areas:
Step One: Our upcoming Future Thinking Workshop will identify macro trends for 2026 and beyond. This workshop will be the foundation for our ChromaZones where we’ll be forecasting color, material and finish directions. The Future Thinking Workshop is scheduled to take place January 29-30, and registration will open shortly.
Step Two: Our ChromaZone Workshops will identify color, material and finish directions driven by macro trends for 2026+. Participants may use the macro trends discussed during the Future Thinking Workshop, or they can bring their own trends to the table. We will provide participants with the former trends to facilitate their work.
Prepare to Participate
Participants come prepared to engage in the discussion by preparing in advance. As a registered attendee, CMG will provide you with a detailed worksheet to aid in your preparation. For those of you familiar with our ChromaZone format, you’ll know that information sharing is a critical component of the process, as is the collaboration and cross-industry pollination! Our Forecasting Committee will deliver a valuable workshop experience, focused on directional discussions about where CMF trends are going in 2026 and beyond.