2016 Color Trends Webinar Series

Industry experts share the trends that are important for 2016 and beyond.

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Three color experts reveal top color trends for 2016!

Each of these color experts and their organizations have spent lots of time, money and energy to put together in-depth color trends information and I am excited to be able to bring it to you.

Join me for three 1-hour webinars where I will put each of these color gurus on the hot seat and get them to reveal the inside scoop on what colors you will be seeing in 2016.

You can be sure that I’m not going to let them get away with just giving us a canned presentation either. I want to know exactly what they are thinking and I know that you do, too.

Here’s why I’m doing this.

One because I love this stuff and I enjoy picking the brains of my talented color industry colleagues.

Second because I know how important it is for the success of you and your business to stay up-to-date and make smart color choices that will resonate with your customers.

To do that well you need to have access to more than one point of view or insights only from a single industry.

Unlike years ago, when there was a more predictable route for color trends to move from fashion to home, or from Europe to the U.S., today colors are jumping across industries and crossing borders faster than ever before.

Most professionals focus on a single industry or market, but with trends moving at lightening speed and new developments in technology making just about anything possible, it is crucial to the success of your business that you keep abreast of what is going on not only in your own market but in other industries as well.

This is the reason that corporate executives who depend on trend information to make business decisions spend a great deal of time and money to gain access to well-researched trend information. They may create a trend team within the company, hire trend consultants or purchase reports from one of the many forecasting companies.

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All of the presentations are available and easy for you to view. Watch all of the 2016 Color and Design Trends videos and download the handouts immediately plus you will have ongoing access to rewatch at anytime during 2016.

But what if you don’t work with a company that is in a position to invest big bucks on trends research? Or what if you are an independent professional who can benefits from knowing what is going on with color trends but can’t justify an investment of hundreds of dollars?

You might depend on the abundance of trends information being pushed out there online or in the media. As someone who has worked in this industry for a long time I would advise you to proceed down that path with caution.

Trends can be confusing. When you begin looking around you’ll find one source or another touting just about every color under the rainbow as important or on-trend. Any prediction may not necessarily be incorrect, although there is a great deal of misinformation out there, but it may only apply to a specific products, demographic or market.

When it comes to trends the place rubber meets the road so to speak where an understanding of the drivers and influences behind the trends comes together with your unique experience and knowledge of your business and customers.

Nothing in the trend forecasting equation will ever replace a knowledgeable professional that has learned to combine solid trend information with their institutional knowledge and intuition.

In this series of webinars you will have access to the insights and opinions of industry experts, each with a slightly different trends focus. These different perspectives will be invaluable to you when it comes to understanding the direction of trends in 2016 and for years to come

Then as the expert in your business you can use this information to guide you in determining which colors and design elements are important for you and your customers.

That is the real value of knowing what colors are on trend.

Gain valuable insights into design and color trends from these sought-after industry experts

Kate Smith, President and Chief Color Maven, Sensational Color


Recently I attended India Design 2016 in New Delhi, India as a guest speaker/workshop leader for Asian Paints.

While I was there I gained many valuable insights into color and design trends and I look forward to sharing them with you.

India is becoming more influential in design. As a country, they are embracing all that is unique to India and translating it into designs that will be loved worldwide.

Find out what is driving their trends and how their design thinking has evolved from where it was when I participated in Color Marketing Group’s Asia Pacific Meeting 2008 held in Jaipur, India.

The live webinar will take place on Thursday, March 24th at 1:00PM ET.

If you are not able to join live, a replay will be posted within 24 hours for you to listen to whenever you like.

Tessa Jones, Color Specialist for PPG Architectural Coatings

Tessa Jones is an Interior Designer and Color Specialist for PPG Architectural Coatings. Working for a global coatings company allows Tessa to learn about trending color in all parts of the world and also in many fields such as automotive, fashion, tech accessories and architecture.

What connects us to new colors? How do societal events and demographics affect what paint colors we like? Tessa will share the story behind colors in the PPG Voice of Color forecast for 2016.


Kiki Redhead, Chief Trends Maven, Colour Couture Trend Consultancy

Kiki Redhead holds a Master’s in Fashion Trend Forecasting from Polimoda in Florence, Italy and a Retail Merchandising, Marketing, & Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin Stout. Today she packs over a decade of creative visionary expertise and investigative trend research into every forecast.

In this session, Kiki will share the same keen insights into trends that she provides to companies including Badger Color Concentrates, L’Oreal, Maybelline, Revlon, Avon, Bath & Body Works, Dial Henkel Corporation, HBA B2B Show, Clariant ColorWorks Studio NYC, Homex, MasterBrand Cabinetry, JL Buchanan for Target, and BISSELL.


John F. West, President, Color Marketing Group (CMG)

Color Marketing Group’s Color Forecast is the culmination of regional and international color forecasting events held throughout the world.

In this session, CMG President John West will share the trends and influences from around the globe as report by their members. He will share their forecast, which compares colors from North America, Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and give you insights into where color is moving for 2016 and beyond.


Who should register for this Color Trends webinar Series?

Designers, artist and creative thinkers from all disciplines!

Innovators, inventors and idea people developing, managing or promoting products and services.

Leaders, managers, and executives focused on making sales and maximizing profits.

Anyone who enjoys being in-the-know about trends.

This webinar series is for anyone who can benefit from having access to well-researched trend information and insights from industry experts as to why these colors are important for 2016 and beyond.

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The Color Trends Webinar Series

Hear from three sought-after industry experts about what colors are on trend for 2016. They will give you their answers to the all-important questions:

“Why these colors?”

“Why now?”

You can attend the live webinars or watch the on-demand replay at your convenience. You will have access to webinars online from the time they are posted through the end of 2016.

The Color Trends Webinar Series is FREE when you register for “How To Become A Better Trend Spotter”

With this option you get everything mentioned above plus immediate access to one of my most popular courses, “How To Become A Better Trend Spotter Instantly”

This course clearly explains:

  • The difference between fads and trends.
  • The trends lifecycle.
  • What influences trends and what drives a trend forward.
  • What regions of the world have the most influence on trends.
  • Where to look both inside and outside your market.
  • Why free trends information may be costing you more than you are saving.
  • The never-fail questions you can ask to discover up and coming trends. These alone are worth far more than the price of this course!

Be part of our secret Trend Spotting Facebook Group: Ask questions, leave comments and share trends with other Trend Spotters!

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