Original article by: BUILDER Online Magazine
Formica has updated its Laminate Woodgrain line with 16 new designs in a range of light and dark stain colors, conceptualized to meet the need for natural designs and materials in modern commercial spaces.
On consultation with commercial and furniture designers, Formica had found that professionals were looking for neutral woods with lighter tones to complement Scandinavian design, and noted a preference for ash, oak, elm, and walnut.
“When designing with wood, we’ve learned color goes hand in hand with species and style for many designers,” says Renee Hytry Derrington, managing principal at Formica North American Design. “Designers were seeking more neutral colors and tonal variations of whites, lights, naturals, grays, and true browns. These new woodgrain designs enhance feelings of warmth, comfort, and familiarity—all while providing a durable and easily cleanable alternative to real wood surfaces in hardworking spaces like hospitals, classrooms, and office settings.”