This Virtual Workshop will be held across two half days and will lay the foundation for our 2024 ChromaZone CMF Forecasting Workshops where we’ll be forecasting color trends for 2026 and beyond. 


DATES:  January 29 and 30, 2024
TIME: 9 am to 1 pm Eastern
WHERE: Virtual
REGISTRATION FEES: CMG Member $50; Non-Member $100



The Future Thinking Workshop will give you the opportunity to collaborate with leading professionals in the color design industry, pushing each other to identify the macro trends that will guide color directions in 2026.  You’ll dive deep into discussions about where the world is heading and by the end of this workshop, you’ll emerge with a better understanding of how to conduct trend research, inspiring confidence to better inform and direct your decision-making.

Space will be limited so be sure to register early.  We also encourage you to register for the follow up ChromaZone workshops where we’ll work with the final macro trends identified during the Future Thinking workshops.





About Stephanie

Stephanie Dycha has devoted herself to the world of color over the past 20 years.  Specializing in working with brand managers, utilizing innovative technology, and applying extensive trend knowledge, she strives to apply a circular design approach to a new level in the field of plastic products.  Stephanie now heads up both the Avient ColorWorks US & Canada team in West Chicago, IL and the West Design Center located in Phoenix, AZ.  These teams work with a diverse client base that spans numerous fields including packaging, consumer goods, automotive, and much more. 

The Avient ColorWorks network is made up of global centers specially designed to foster imagination and support creative exploration of new plastic product ideas while providing the technical resources needed to test the feasibility of original and unique product designs. 

Stephanie is on the Executive Committee of the Color Marketing group as the Vice President of Marketing.  She has a Bachelor of Arts in Management from Loyola University Chicago. She is currently an MBA Candidate in a joint program with Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business and Loyola University School of Environmental Sustainability where she focuses on Sustainability Assessment and Planning. 

About Kiki

Kiki Redhead leads all CMF & Trend initiatives for Sherwin-Williams Design Segments in Industrial & Performance Coatings, including spearheading a new DesignHouse in Minneapolis, MN. She collaborates with Industrial Design customers in appliance, office and outdoor furniture, as well as electronics, medical devices, packaging, transportation, and heavy equipment. She also works with designers for architectural and building products on coatings development and trends, including ideation of aesthetics, performance, and sustainable solutions.  She proudly touts her previous experiences working for Sherwin-Williams Consumer Group, as Interior Design Manager & Color Stylist for Dutch Boy Paint, as Trend Editor for Time Inc. shelter publications, and as CMF Leader for Polaris Industries. From 2008 to 2018, Kiki owned Colour Couture: a consultancy that coached 35 cross-industry clients from over 12 countries on CMF evolution in innovation, development, design, and marketing.   A longtime member of the Color Marketing Group, Kiki sits on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of the Future Thinking Committee.