July Pattern – Sequins and Sparkles

July Pattern – Sequins and Sparkles

The timeless allure of gold and all things sparkly has been the basis of many iconic Formica® Laminate patterns over the decades.

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Gold has captured our imagination for centuries. Its use for jewellery, crowns and many other lavish objects continues to signify wealth and success.

The colour itself features eye-catching visual effects that shine, gleam, glitter and glow across a seemingly moveable surface, making it a perennial design favourite.  

Formica Group first added a sparkle or reflective inclusion into laminate in the 1950s and has never looked back. 

1952: The gold-flecked Sequin series was introduced. This affordable-luxe offering was created with an overlay of sparkles atop a solid-coloured paper.

1959: The Sequin series expanded to include three pastels to celebrate the anniversary of the California gold rush.

1962: Raymond Loewy + Associates designed Silversnow, featuring small, silver sparkles on solid colours.

1964: Inspired by cracks in the concrete floor of the Winton Place plant in Cincinnati, in-house Formica® laminate designer Lorraine Elton created Spindrift. 

Early 1970s: The lightly filigreed Gold Gossamer pattern was introduced. 
2003: The Authentix Metal collection of Copper, Brass, Stainless and Aluminum shades launched to add shimmer and subtle shine to interior spaces. The series also included four finishes, with the punched and quilted options adding extra reflection to horizontal applications. 

2015: Launched in Europe in 2015, the Frosted Series was inspired by the pearlescent shimmer of mother-of-pearl and ethereal tinted glass. Created using specially developed pearlescent pigments, today’s interpretation of this series features four colours, with a fifth being added to the European collection later in 2023. 

Learn more about the Sequin series and other sparkly patterns in this video:

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