Would you use rusty metals in your home? You’ll be surprised at the sophisticated looks metal-look laminates can create!

Posted by Lamitak on Nov 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The popularity of the industrial look for homes has a lot to do with their ‘edgy’ appeal, thanks to the raw unpolished surfaces seen in actual industrial spaces, such as unplastered concrete and oxidised or rusted metal. But did you know that ‘rusted metal’ can conjure up a completely different, classy look for your home? Here’s the proof!

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Laminate on wall panel: Bryson Tobias Steel DXN 4329M
Design and photo: One Design Werkz

The upscale bedroom of this condominium apartment designed by One Design Werkz features the warm oxidised tones of Bryson Tobias Steel above the bed. The thin light strips inset in the panel add an extra visual element, while warm cove lighting enhances the coppery tones of the laminate.

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Laminate on wall: Copper Patina DXN 4326M
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

You wouldn’t want actual rust to grow in your bathroom, but with metal-look laminates, you can have your industrial-themed bathroom without the rust! As the name of the laminate implies, Copper Patina approximates the look of oxidised copper as a beautiful medley of blues and greys flecked with white. Pair with gleaming sanitaryware and fittings for a modern elegance.

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Laminate on wall: Austin Tobias Steel DXN 4328M
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

The sportscar almost steals the show, but all eyes are on the dark wall clad in Austin Tobias Steel laminate, which has a sophisticated appeal thanks to its marriage of bluish grey and dark brown hues applied in almost watercolour-like strokes. Lamitak has designed their laminates such that even when whole sheets are used side-by-side, there is seldom the tell-tale signs of repeated patterns.

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Laminate on island counter: Austin Tobias Steel DXN 4328M
Laminate on Wardrobe: Lalo Ramblas DXP 1331C
Design and photo: Fuse Concept

Not one for a full ‘metal’ wall? The same Austin Tobias Steel laminate seen in the earlier picture is used in the walk-in wardrobe of this bedroom in a completely different way. Fuse Concept has used the same laminate to clad the island display counter seen above, and here it looks almost like expensive exotic wood, thanks in part to the embedded brass strips.

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Laminate on panels: Alma Patina DXN 4331M
Laminate on wall: Tito Ercoland DXP 1361K
(Photo reproduced with permission, Home & Decor © 2016, SPH Magazines Pte Ltd)

A warm earthy version of Copper Patina, Alma Patina could be mistaken for wood grain, as it sports a similar vertical pattern but with a more variegated colour scheme. Use it as you would vertical stripes to visually elongate a space, or balance out the texture with a surface with a more even colour tone.

View more metal-look laminates at the Lamitak Studio at 114 Lavender Street, CT Hub 2 #01-61 Singapore 338729. For more information, contact the studio at 6592-5200 and studio@lamitak.com; or drop by during the opening hours below

Monday to Thursday: 10.30am–6.30pm
Friday: 11.30am–6.30pm
Saturday: 10.30am–4.30pm
Sunday and Public Holidays: 12.30pm–4.30pm

Topics: Laminates, Home Renovation

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