The experts at the Pantone Color Institute have gazed into their crystal ball and released their colour palette forecast for the first half of 2019. Called New Native , the collection of seven hues is a “Celebration of Multicultural”, and represents a melting pot of cultures and a mash-up of influences both “old and new, traditional and experimental, synthetic and organic”. We love that the palette is made up of wonderfully organic tones that are closely tied to nature and can be easily translated into a home environment. Read on to find out how you can embrace this multi-dimensional trend with Lamitak laminates.
A black-and-white colour scheme is an elegant and classy choice for the home. However it could all go awry without the right lighting or treatment and come across as cold and clinical. Not in this apartment by I’D Sense though! The designer made the high-contrast colour scheme look cosy and inviting by illuminating the spaces with mood lighting, and also by choosing the right laminates for its various surfaces. Instead of using stark black and white, the surfaces chosen carry subtle pattern and texture, such as marble veining and stone textures. Read on to find out more.
Don’t underestimate the decorative potential of solid colour laminates! They might not mimic the look of wood, marble or fabric, but solid colour laminates can be used in many ways to create impactful designs for your home. Cut them up and use them with other laminate designs to create a collage of geometric shapes, or apply line etchings to create patterns to liven up the flat surface. As compared to using paint, laminates will ensure your walls have a super smooth finish and superb even colour tones. When used to create shapes, laminates also present a sharper and cleaner profile as compared to painting the shapes on. They are also really easy to maintain, requiring just a wipe to remove dust or stains. Get some inspiration from these six creative ideas which use solid colour laminates in totally new ways.
Ever looked up into the inky black sky wondering what lies beyond our blue planet? Man’s curiosity about outer space, the afterlife, and our existence in the world have inspired the colour palette forecast of 2018/ 2019 by the foremost authority on colour, the Pantone Color Institute. The seven colours of this trend, which include blacker blacks, oil-slick purples and infinitely deep indigos, have been inspired by mineral shades shaped by unknown forces, and alien forms and surfaces, they say. The hues suggest an unnatural otherworldly provenance that dovetails with the belief that in the future, living on another planet could be an actual possibility.
Three-d conceptwerke is an interior design firm known for their innovative out-of-the-box design approach to interiors. Always striving to be one step ahead of the pack, they have used laminates extensively in their projects to help achieve progressive looks for their clients. We showcase their latest projects using Lamitak laminates and quizzed a member of their design team on their modus operandi when it comes to the use of laminates.
From the serene beech forests of Aomori Japan to the majestic trees of the Nevada area in the States, many diverse locations around the world have inspired the close to 200 laminate designs in Lamitak’s Woods collection. With laminates, homeowners are no longer hampered by the cost and (in)accessibility of using their favourite wood grains from abroad to achieve their dream home. Sit tight as we explore six wood-inspired laminate families which each transport the look, feel, and texture of an unforgettable location into your home.