Formica Corporation 2020 Living Impressions™ Collection Features Handcrafted Patterns with Modern Style

Six style-forward surface designs reflect the newest residential trends

CINCINNATI (Jan. 14, 2020) — Hand-painted marbles and watercolors are among the new style-forward surfaces for home interiors in the 2020 Living Impressions™ Collection by Formica Corporation. Inspired by extensive home and design research, the launch includes five new 180fx® laminate designs and one new Formica® Laminate pattern.  

“We’ve seen a surge in requests for handcrafted patterns, artisanally made materials and beautifully simplistic designs that add a personal touch to rooms throughout the home,” said Gerri Chmiel, residential design lead at Formica Corporation. “This year’s launch is particularly exciting because many of the designs aren’t based on a traditional scan of an existing material, but instead are handcrafted by artists to make a striking modern impression in a home.” 

New 180fx® by Formica Group designs

Originally created to give homeowners the drama of exotic granites, stones and woodgrains in a large-scale laminate with true-to-scale scanning technology, the 180fx® laminate product line expands with its first handcrafted patterns and one new stone design.

The Painted Marble Series: Inspired by natural movements in stone and lunar effects, the water and oil mixture in these versatile designs creates a push-and-pull effect.

Black Painted Marble: Black Painted Marble is a sophisticated blend of black, charcoal, gray and white.

White Painted Marble: White inks create a soft, elegant version in this tone-on-tone pattern.

The Watercolor Series: A combination of colored pigments, alcohol and forced air create two unique designs. Watercolor is used to interpret marble, capturing the translucent and serene qualities, soft gradations and delicate watery veining.

Watercolor Porcelain: Inspired by the growing art trend, Watercolor Porcelain is a soft blend of gray and beige, creating pockets of color in translucent overlaps.

Watercolor Steel: This stormy blend of warm and cool grays is a perfect coloration for the moody and inky tones of interiors today. 

Calacatta Cava: This sophisticated stone is soft and flowing, with hints of warm gray and taupe drawn from its natural stone inspiration. A new addition to the Formica Group white marble collection, which includes best-selling Carrara Bianco and Calacatta Marble, Calacatta Cava features softer veining that delivers on homeowners’ evolving tastes for more subtle patterning in stones.  

New Formica® Laminate design

The Living Impressions™ Collection adds another style-forward Formica® Laminate option that is durable, easy to care for and expands the possibilities for interiors with a modern twist.  

Black Bardiglio: Quarried near Carrara, Italy, Black Bardiglio is a fine-grained marble that is synonymous with tradition and refined taste. This is the darker, more dramatic counterpart to Formica Group’s White Bardiglio, and is ideal for modern spaces.

For more information about the 2020 Living Impressions™ Collection by Formica Corporation, visit

About Formica Corporation

Founded in 1913, Formica Corporation, part of the Broadview Holding family of companies, is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of innovative surfacing products for commercial and residential applications. For more information about Formica Corporation, its products, special programs and promotions, visit or call 1-800-FORMICA™.

About Broadview Holding

Based in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, Broadview is a holding company that pursues long-term growth and value creation through active support of its operating companies. Broadview’s family of businesses covers two industry clusters: Energy and Material Technology. Broadview’s Material Technology businesses include Arpa, Trespa, Formica Group, Westag, Homapal and Direct Online Services. With combined sales of EUR 1.2 billion and 6,000 employees, this cluster has a global leading position in the market for surface materials.

Please Note: Formica®, Formica® Laminate, 180fx®, and the Formica® Anvil Logo are registered trademarks of The Diller Corporation. 1-800-FORMICA™ and 2020 Living Impressions™ Collection are trademarks of The Diller Corporation. All rights reserved. ©2020 The Diller Corporation.  

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