Think retro style and lots of bright happy colours come to mind. The use of wood for furniture, even for walls, was also a dominant feature in mid-century homes. Read on to find out how to create exuberant retrolicious style with laminates! Using laminates in solid colours to colour your space (and furniture) has its advantages – they provide a more even colour tone, and are easy to maintain as well. You can also cut laminate sheets up for a standout wall featuring a patchwork of graphic colour and shape, for a modern take on Op Art.
The wild contrast of solid-coloured laminates Rich Tangerine and Serenity in the sideboard jolts this muted space awake. Adding a touch of texture to the otherwise solid colours of the space is the wood-inspired Sbiadito Rovere Rapallo laminate on the wall. The addition of woodgrains helps tone down and balance out the attention-seeking colours.
Evocative of the seventies, the yellow-green chartreuse hue of Enfield is paired with Café Fustian, a light fabric-inspired laminate, for a contemporary look. These laminate sheets are cut up and arranged in a graphic pattern, subtly referencing retro wallpaper patterns.
Stateroom Eames Teak, a reddish wood-inspired laminate, and dusty pink set a restful seventies-inspired vibe for this bedroom. Popcorn and Moss, both solid-coloured laminates evocative of the same period, are used for the bedside table, rounding up the look.
Geometric shapes and optical art were very much part of the creative conversation of the sixties and seventies. The design of this wall, covered with the wood-inspired Brissago Raphael, and Pompeii laminate, is a nod to the influence of Op Art.
Medallion and Mauve laminates dress up the door fronts of this cupboard in a classic checkerboard pattern, acting as a decorative accent to the Sven Knarvick Birch laminate of the structure. The trick is to keep the checks to one section so you don’t overwhelm the space.
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