CINCINNATI, OH -- Formica Corporation, a global leader in surfacing design and innovation, has introduced 13 new solid surfacing patterns, adding a new range of quartz-like patterns and some contemporary shimmer to the brand's collection of smooth, seamless and nonporous solid surfacing products.
Formica Corporation's design team styled the latest patterns to coordinate with a variety of Formica® brand surfacing products, a concept dubbed Colorbox. "We first introduced the Colorbox concept in 2010 to visually demonstrate how different surfacing materials, colors, textures and patterns can work together in commercial interiors," said Gerri Chmiel, Formica Corporation's senior design manager. "The Colorbox concept allows the architecture and design community to confidently pair Formica Solid Surfacing products with complementary high pressure laminate offerings."
The 2013 Formica Solid Surfacing introduction includes:
Luna - A small-scale, usable quartz-like pattern available in a full color range to coordinate with the brand's recent high pressure laminate introductions.
773 Luna Sail White - soft, warm white
774 Luna Fossil - pale blue-green
775 Luna Storm - cool, dark gray
780 Luna Stone - mid-tone, warm taupe
781 Luna Concrete - mid-tone, cool gray
782 Luna Weather - dark, warm gray
Quartz - A larger-scale, quartz-like pattern with metallic particulates for added shimmer and depth.
770 Bottle Glass Quartz - inspired by the colors of recycled glass, the bright white ground features large particulates of blue, brown and gray
771 Cafe Quartz - soft caramel with large blue, translucent and metallic copper particulates
772 Copper Quartz - warm gray with large white, gray and metallic copper particulates
Sparkle - Subtle, reflective white and gray architectural colors provide a contemporary alternative to basic solids.
778 White Sparkle - warm white with a metallic dusting of cool silver mica
779 Gray Sparkle - cool gray with a metallic dusting of cool silver mica
Travertine - Softly patterned Noce Travertine remains a staple in commercial and residential interiors alike, but the softness of the stone renders it difficult to use on horizontal surfaces. Noce Travertine offers the look of real travertine, with the durability of Formica Solid Surfacing.
777 Noce Travertine - a perfect blend of warm and cool; warm brown ground swirls with veins of cool gray and dark brown; gray and white particulates add interest and depth
Mirage - Tried and true speckled pattern introduced in new trend color of gray; rust brown warms the overall color
773 Mirage - gray with warm rust-brown particulates
Chmiel revealed that the practice of mixing and matching of materials in commercial settings plays an important role in the company's product development process. "One project incorporates countless surfacing materials, and we strive to introduce trend-forward, usable products that are desirable on their own, yet work well in unison to help designers achieve a desired design aesthetic. The usability and compatibility of these 13 new patterns underscores our commitment of being a design resource for our customers."
Formica Solid Surfacing is GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute under the GREENGUARD Standard for Low-Emitting Products, including the requirements for Children & Schools.
For more information, visit: www.formica.com/en/us/products/solid-surfacing.