Formica launches Living Impressions collection

Formica launches Living Impressions collection

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Formica launches Living Impressions collection

Formica designs draw inspiration from global home and lifestyle trends.

Formica Canada, a leader in laminate manufacturing, is launching its 2018 Living Impressions Collection featuring 11 beautiful, durable and affordable Formica 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.

The result of 12 months of extensive research and development, the Living Impressions Collection is inspired by three global trends that Formica has identified as influential for 2018. They include Neo Chalet, Millennial Maker and Modern Gentleman.

Neo Chalet brings 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 celebrates craft and artisanal work and utilizes 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 embraces moody, sophisticated tones, creating a dark, rich space for retreat and experiments with tonal colors, classic stones, exotic woods, warm metals and matte finishes that absorb light.


Formica has introduced 11 new designs based on these three macro trends. Four of them 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 is inspired by quartz and is a composite created using concrete and recycled glass (Millennial Maker).


Sea Pearl is a blend of warm and cool grays with a dramatic vein in rust (Neo Chalet).


Quartzite Bianco is a soft white and gray quartzite-inspired look interspersed with charcoal veins (Modern Gentleman).


Stormy Night Granite is a deep, multi-tonal granite look, showcasing dramatic movement (Modern Gentleman).


Six new and highly usable Formica Laminate designs evoke tactile stone and wood joined with aggregate and manmade material.

Umbra Oak is a rustic yet sophisticated dark gray stain over humble knotted oak (Neo Chalet, Millennial Maker, Modern Gentleman).

Silver Galaxy Slate is a contemporary look with elegant swirls and variations (Neo Chalet).


White Shalestone is a versatile pattern, featuring clean and crisp white with cool, speckled grey breccia detail (Neo Chalet).


Black Shalestone is an elegant deep charcoal color with black layering (Modern Gentleman).

Sea Salt is created with recycled glass and concrete and this pattern features a simplistic white crystal-inspired base with warm and cool gray particles (Millennial Maker).

Smoked Sea Salt is a warm gray base with white and charcoal particles from recycled glass and concrete (Millennial Maker).


A new, durable high-gloss marker board surface joins the Formica Writable Surfaces collection as homeowners continue to seek creative ways to communicate and express themselves.

HappyWords is a companion to 2017’s LoveWords and features terms for happiness, joy and contentment written in English, French and Spanish in festive colors. It provides a cheery writing surface for message centres, 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.


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