This is a sponsored post in collaboration with generous BlogTour sponsor, Formica. Founded in 1913, Formica is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications.
Earlier this month I shared the exciting news that I will one of fifteen interior design insiders to be part of BlogTour Las Vegas 2014, February 2-6. One of the best parts of being part of BlogTour is the opportunity it avails for me to learn about the latest design offerings. Formica is a first time BlogTour sponsor, and we look forward to seeing them during our media tour on the KBIS show floor on Feb 5.
The popularity of wood looks – especially as countertop surfaces – is on the rise
Formica Corporation has recently introduced 10 new Formica® brand laminate woodgrain patterns. “The popularity of wood looks – especially as countertop surfaces – is on the rise as more eco-conscious homeowners opt to reflect the natural world indoors,” said Gerri Chmiel, senior design manager at Formica Corporation.” Natural and timeless wood looks are as in demand as ever for kitchen cabinetry, islands, built-in furniture, and modern countertops. Simplicity is the new luxe. Classic woodgrains such as Ash, Legno, Teak, and Walnut are available in new colors that combine impact with longevity.
Straight-grained and open-pored, Ash has a modern, urban-loft influence.
Italian for wood, Legno is derived from the Jarrah tree – a member of the eucalyptus family. Legno is a fibrous-looking wood pattern with subtle ticking and graining.
Teak has always been a prized material with a tremendous influence on Danish design. As the mid-century modern design influence grows, the warmth of teak balances color, texture and pattern.
Exotic wood looks are an emerging trend for high-end installations – especially when they capture the rarity of mature, full-planked wood.
Patterned Woodgrains behave as patterns when used with wood, but take on the role of wood when paired with traditional patterns and woodgrains. Ribbonwood: Ribbonwood utilizes 5/32” wide strips of wood to create a modern, butcher-block look.
I look forward to seeing all of the new woodgrain laminates at KBIS in just two weeks.