Laminates are a ubiquitous part of any home renovation. The material’s wide range of designs, affordability, durability, and easy maintenance are just some reasons why designers like using them in their projects. We asked two interior designers, William Lim, the director of Authors Interior, and Lee Zhiqi of Elpis Interior, to share their expert tips on using and maintaining laminates.
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.
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.