ColorForward™ Predicts 2024 Trends of More Harmonious Colors with a Splash of Exuberance

December 14, 2022
ColorForward 2024

Caption: Avient’s ColorForward 2024 predicts consumers to prefer more harmonious colors with a splash of exuberance in 2024 

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MILAN, Italy – December 14, 2022 – Avient Corporation today announced the release of ColorForward™ 2024, the annual color forecasting guide for the plastic industry developed by its ColorWorks™ team. Now in its 18th edition, the forecasting guide includes a palette of 20 colors and effects selected by a group of color, marketing, and social trend experts. This guide is created annually to help plastic product designers, brand managers, and marketing professionals make more informed color choices.  

The ColorForward team hosts an annual workshop to identify global trend stories. They then select colors and effects that are likely to be consumers’ preferred color choices in 2024 based on these trends. Brand owners and designers of packaging and consumer plastic products can use these colors and effects as inspiration to define the aesthetics of their new products and achieve more shelf recognition.  

“After two years of virtual workshops, we were excited to return to our traditional approach of workshops held in person with multicultural teams from every region,” said Norzihan Aziz, ColorWorks manager, Asia Pacific. “In-person interactions have different energy and make brainstorming more powerful. Being on-site at our ColorWorks facility in Singapore this year also allowed us to use our vast color chip library to finalize the 2024 color selections.”  

The four global trend stories identified by ColorForward for 2024 are:  

  • Anything else??!  
  • 70.2,5.0,4  
  • Let it grow! 
  • What about me?  

At the core of each of these stories, our experts identified the emergence of new behaviors and actions in response to recent uncertainty and challenges. This includes addressing major world crises and finding one’s happiness. 

The first trend story Anything else??! reflects the sentiment that, even though new crises may arise, there is a newfound determination to make positive changes happen by sharing local resources.  

In the 70.2,5.0,4 trend story, biotechnology is applied to provide potential solutions to big-scale issues like potable water scarcity, increasing food demand, and the need for cleaner energy. The name is a reference to the percentage of Earth’s surface covered by water (70%), the percentage of total freshwater on the planet (2,5%), and the percentage of freshwater that is not contaminated and hence usable and drinkable (0,4%), according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). 

The Let it grow! trend story chronicles the growing use of smart farming and agri-tech to achieve large-scale reforestation and more efficient crop production.  

The last trend story What about me? recounts the search for individual happiness after times of restriction and the reclaiming of one’s life. Maximalism now prevails and is exemplified by surrounding oneself with whatever creates our unique personal space.  

“Purples and greens were the main protagonists of ColorForward 2023 showing an interesting duality between the natural world and the artificial one, but there were also stark contrasting colors underlining a year of ambiguity and contrast, said Roberto Romanin, designer at ColorWorks EMEA. “The 2024 palette is more harmonious and balanced, with colors more evenly distributed across the color spectrum and only a slight emergence of the yellow and brown families. However, we also see a trend towards bright and saturated colors to represent exuberance and human expressiveness.”  

A notable example of exuberance is the color effect called To The Max, a fluorescent fuchsia featuring red swirls and shimmering gold pearls and part of the What about me? trend story.  

Avient offers ColorForward seminars at its four ColorWorks design and technology centers worldwide, as well as at selected conferences and customer sites. Those interested in learning more about ColorForward can do so by visiting our ColorForward 2024 web page

About Avient  

Avient Corporation (NYSE: AVNT) provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include: 

  • Dyneema®, the world's strongest fiber™, enables unmatched levels of performance and protection for end-use applications, including ballistic personal protection, marine and sustainable infrastructure and outdoor sports 
  • Unique technologies that improve the recyclability of products and enable recycled content to be incorporated, thus advancing a more circular economy 
  • Light-weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation and reduce carbon footprint 
  • Sustainable infrastructure solutions that increase energy efficiency, renewable energy, natural resource conservation and fiber optic / 5G network accessibility 

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