27th September 2012
Orange is right on trend; Formica® Collection from Formica Group offers design options for zesty colours
Pantone, the global authority on colour and provider of professional colour standards for the design industries, has announced Tangerine Tango to be its Colour of the Year for 2012.
The Formica® Collection is well placed to answer the trend with high pressure laminate in Clementine, Blaze Red and Levante. Bright accents in limey yellows, energetic reds and fresh greens - Spectrum Yellow or Vibrant Green also offer that zesty look.
“Drama definitely has a place in design. Colour blocking or ‘shocking’ will be a big trend theme, especially for feature aspects of both design and architecture. This is then balanced with an updated modern neutrals palette,” comments Renee Hytry Derrington, Group Vice President – Design and Innovation, Asia, Europe and North America.
The trend for dynamic colour comes directly from the catwalk and has great impact on interiors. Energetic and vivacious, orange colours ‘spice up your life’. Use it as an accent to emphasize a feature, clad a wall in this bold colour for a burst of energy or to complement materials such as dark or smokey wood finishes.
Eva Hoernisch, Formica Group Design Manager, Europe adds: “Super-natural woods combine with pure ‘plastic’ pigment, subtle architectural neutrals with an acidic palette of pinks and yellows, the popular greys and ash schemes with lime greens and techno blue - there is no limit, it's a colour riot!"
Make the bright colours stand out by using them on furniture or against a white background. For maximum effect Premium Pattern Mode used Blaze Red on Clementine to offer high drama.
Formica Group’s innovative Collection bringing together colours, designs and textures in high pressure laminate is right on trend with interior design thinking with its choice of bright and vibrant colours for 2012.
For more information please contact Jana Pavelkova at The Think Tank - +44 (0) 207 831 2225.
Notes to Editors
Formica Group globally leads the industry in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications.
Formica® laminate is the ‘original’, with 99 years of innovation and manufacturing experience. This international group of companies has developed an unrivalled expertise, which ensures quality, reliability and products that are fit for purpose. Working closely with architects, designers and specifiers, the company is ideally placed to offer innovative new products and decors which respond to market needs and complement current design trends.
Products include Formica® High Pressure Laminate (HPL) in a wide selection of colours, designs and textures. Other surfacing materials include Formica® Compact with its solid laminate core, ColorCore® solid colour laminate and a specialist Formica® Bespoke digital and screen print service. AR Plus – durable high gloss laminate, highly resistant to scuffs and abrasions and DecoMetal – combines the colour and character of real metal surfaces with the lightweight, flexible and practical nature of laminate. Laboratory sector products include Formica® Compact and Chemtop®2 with enhanced chemical resistance. For particularly demanding exterior environments Vivix®, with enhanced UV and weather resistance. Formica also offers residential laminates for furniture, worktops and kitchen manufacture.
Formica® Laminate and DecoMetal®products are GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality certified; the premier mark for low-emitting products. All of Formica Group’s European manufacturing sites and distribution centres received accreditation by the internationally-recognised Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody (COC) from leading accreditation body, BM TRADA. Formica HPL, Compact Laminate and Bonded Worktops, carry the Carbon Trust’s Carbon Reduction Label.
Formica Group is a global group of companies consisting of Formica Canada, Inc., Formica Corporation, Formica de Mexico S.A. de C.V., Formica IKI Oy, Formica Limited, FormicaS.A., Formica S.A.S., Formica Taiwan Corporation, Formica (Thailand) Co., Ltd., and Formica (Asia) Ltd., among others.
Please Note: Formica, the Formica anvil device, DecoMetal, ColorCore and AR Plus are registered trademarks of The Diller Corporation.
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