Formica 2018

Formica 2018 Living Impressions Collection

Formica 2018

Formica Canada Launches its 2018 Living Impressions Collection, Trend-forward Surface Designs for Today’s Homes
Eleven new Formica Laminate designs draw inspiration from global home and lifestyle trends
 
Montreal, Canada, 2018 — Formica Canada Inc., a leader in laminate manufacturing, is launching its 2018 Living Impressions Collection, featuring 11 beautiful, durable and affordable Formica Brand designs for today’s homes. The collection includes four new 180fx patterns, six new Formica Laminate designs, plus one new design in the Formica Writable Surfaces collection.
 
“The 2018 Living Impressions Collection celebrates a range of on-trend surfacing looks, from natural wood and stone patterns, to looks that embrace the craftsmanship of man-made materials, to luxurious, dark and sophisticated designs,” said Gerri Chmiel, North American residential design lead at Formica Corporation.
 
The result of 12 months of extensive research and development, the 2018 Living Impressions Collection is inspired by three global macro-trends that Formica Corporation has identified as influential for 2018.
 
Three design trends that will influence 2018: Neo Chalet, Millennial Maker, Modern Gentleman 
 
  • Neo Chalet, bringing the presence of nature indoors: Reconnecting with our surroundings in a more authentic way with wood and stone materials inspired by nature, and providing an unfinished or raw aesthetic in a sophisticated manner. 
  • Millennial Maker, celebrating craft and artisanal work: Utilizing man-made materials with a connection to true craftsmanship. This theme hovers between traditional and contemporary, with handcrafted elements to give spaces their charm.   
  • Modern Gentleman, embracing moody, sophisticated tones: Creating a dark, rich space for retreat. Experimenting with tonal colors, classic stones, exotic woods, warm metals and matte finishes that absorb light. 
Formica Canada introduces 11 new Formica Brand designs based on these three macro trends.
 
New 180fx Laminate designs
Four new designs join the 180fx collection, highlighting true-scale stones in granite, marble and quartzite, along with the first man-made composite pattern for the category (Quartz Composite). 
 
  • Quartz Composite – inspired by quartz, this design is a composite created using concrete and recycled glass  (Millennial Maker).
  • Sea Pearl – a blend of warm and cool grays with a dramatic vein in rust (Neo Chalet).
  • Quartzite Bianco – a soft white and gray quartzite-inspired look interspersed with charcoal veins (Modern Gentleman).
  • Stormy Night Granite – a deep, multi-tonal granite look, showcasing dramatic movement (Modern Gentleman).
New Formica Laminate designs
Six new and highly usable Formica Laminate designs evoke tactile stone and wood joined with aggregate and man-made material.     
 
  • Umbra Oak – a rustic yet sophisticated dark gray stain over humble knotted oak (Neo Chalet, Millennial Maker, Modern Gentleman).
  • Silver Galaxy Slate – a contemporary look with elegant swirls and variations (Neo Chalet).
  • White Shalestone – a versatile pattern, featuring clean and crisp white with cool, speckled grey breccia detail (Neo Chalet). 
  • Black Shalestone – an elegant deep charcoal color with black layering (Modern Gentleman).
  • Sea Salt – created with recycled glass and concrete, this pattern features a simplistic white crystal-inspired base with warm and cool gray particles (Millennial Maker).
  • Smoked Sea Salt – a warm gray base with white and charcoal particles from recycled glass and concrete (Millennial Maker).
New Formica Writable Surfaces design
A new, durable high-gloss markerboard surface joins the Formica® Writable Surfaces collection as homeowners continue to seek creative ways to communicate and express themselves.
 
  • HappyWords – a companion to 2017’s LoveWords, the new HappyWords design features terms for happiness, joy and contentment written in English, French and Spanish in festive colors. It provides a cheery writing surface for message centers, menu boards, grocery lists and calendar notes and can be applied vertically or horizontally, from desktops to walls.
The 2018 Living Impressions Collection by Formica Canada is available in all Home Improvement Stores, as of today.

Formica.com
Monday, March 5, 2018