Vintage Formica® Colors, Patterns and Advertisements

Established in 1913, Formica Group is the global design leader in surfacing products. Join us in a historical look at our journey as we celebrate 100 years of…
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four iphone cases with different colors and designs
Formica Laminate - the story of Moonglo
For Morris B Sanders, the designer of Moonglo, inspiration came in the form of the moon’s light reflected on the surface of water. He saw waves and ripples – sometimes angular, sometimes soft – and used that inspiration to help Formica Corporation launch the Moonglo pattern in six colors in 1948. Read the entire story at formica.com
three tags are shown on a marble surface
Formica Laminate - the story of Ondine
Ondine captured the psychedelic aesthetic of the 1960s with its fluid, water-like effects. Read the entire story at formica.com
the color scheme is shown with many different colors and patterns on it's surface
Formica Laminate - the story of the Formations Collection
The Formations Collection was launched in 1990, offering tone-on-tone looks created with layered color particles. Formica Group developed its own tiny-dot printing capabilities in combination with traditional Japanese printing techniques. Curated and styled by in-house Formica® laminate designer Alex De Gregori, the Formations Collection revolutionized the industry in 1990 with its neutral desert tones, rich mineral washes and weathered patinas. Read the Formations story at formica.com
an assortment of different shapes and sizes of wallpaper
Formica Laminate - the story of the Formations Collection
The Formations Collection was launched in 1990, offering tone-on-tone looks created with layered color particles. Formica Group developed its own tiny-dot printing capabilities in combination with traditional Japanese printing techniques. Curated and styled by in-house Formica® laminate designer Alex De Gregori, the Formations Collection revolutionized the industry in 1990 with its neutral desert tones, rich mineral washes and weathered patinas. Read the Formations story at formica.com
a piece of paper that has some sort of color wheel on it, with different colors
Formica Laminate - the story of the Formations Collection
The Formations Collection was launched in 1990, offering tone-on-tone looks created with layered color particles. Formica Group developed its own tiny-dot printing capabilities in combination with traditional Japanese printing techniques. Curated and styled by in-house Formica® laminate designer Alex De Gregori, the Formations Collection revolutionized the industry in 1990 with its neutral desert tones, rich mineral washes and weathered patinas. Read the Formations story at formica.com
an array of different materials are arranged on a wall with metal and wood accents in the background
Formica Laminate - the story of the Formations Collection
The Formations Collection was launched in 1990, offering tone-on-tone looks created with layered color particles. Formica Group developed its own tiny-dot printing capabilities in combination with traditional Japanese printing techniques. Curated and styled by in-house Formica® laminate designer Alex De Gregori, the Formations Collection revolutionized the industry in 1990 with its neutral desert tones, rich mineral washes and weathered patinas. Read the Formations story at formica.com
four different colors of fabric on top of each other and one is yellow, green, blue, and brown
Formica Laminate - the story of the Formations Collection
The Formations Collection was launched in 1990, offering tone-on-tone looks created with layered color particles. Formica Group developed its own tiny-dot printing capabilities in combination with traditional Japanese printing techniques. Curated and styled by in-house Formica® laminate designer Alex De Gregori, the Formations Collection revolutionized the industry in 1990 with its neutral desert tones, rich mineral washes and weathered patinas. Read the Formations story at formica.com
an assortment of carpet samples arranged in a circle with a keychain hanging from the middle
Formica Laminate - the story of the Formations Collection
The Formations Collection was launched in 1990, offering tone-on-tone looks created with layered color particles. Formica Group developed its own tiny-dot printing capabilities in combination with traditional Japanese printing techniques. Curated and styled by in-house Formica® laminate designer Alex De Gregori, the Formations Collection revolutionized the industry in 1990 with its neutral desert tones, rich mineral washes and weathered patinas. Read the Formations story at formica.com
marble wallpapers in different colors and sizes, all lined up against each other
Formica Laminate - the story of 180fx® Collection
In the early 2000s, North American kitchens were getting larger. The kitchen island was also becoming a more prevalent feature, functioning as a central gathering area. Homeowners began looking to materials like granite and other natural stones to create a luxurious, vast visual. 180fx® laminate was born, revolutionizing the industry with highly realistic, elegant and large-scale visuals of natural stone slabs and wood. Read the story at formica.com
a white luggage tag sitting on top of a pink background with gold speckles
Formica Laminate - the story of White Sequin and other sparkly laminates
The timeless allure of gold and all things sparkly has been the basis of many memorable Formica® laminate patterns over the decades. Read the entire story of White Sequin and other sparkly patterns at formica.com
six different colored tags with black and white designs on them, each one has a price tag attached to it
Formica Laminate - the story of Nassau
By 1950, Raymond Loewy was as big of a star as could be found in the design world. Featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1949, Loewy was best known for his work designing for the railroad industry. He would soon gain recognition for designing logos for iconic companies such as Shell and TWA, and of course, his Coca-Cola vending machine and bottle redesign. Read the entire story at formica.com
two tags are attached to the side of a white and green wallpaper with flowers on it
Formica Laminate - the story of Botanical trends over the years
Humans have always looked to the natural world for design inspiration in their living environments. What we now call biophilic design represents a longstanding reverence for nature’s ability to bring serenity and calm to interior spaces. Here’s a look at the botanical patterns Formica Group has introduced over the years. Read more at formica.com
four different colored tables sitting on top of each other in front of a white wall
Formica Laminate - the story of the Laurinda Spear collection
In the late 1990s, Formica Corporation embarked on a journey to create an innovative line of patterns with a respected voice in the design industry. The team connected with Laurinda H. Spear, Principal and co-founder of the Miami-based firm Arquitectonica. A top international architect, Laurinda was also relatable to interior designers. She and Formica collaborated on an energetic collection of new laminate designs to complement, interior spaces. Read the entire story at formica.com
the kitchen is clean and ready for us to use in the day or night time
Throw back to my kitchen at our last house. I restored those original metal cabinets #vintage #retro #midcenturymodern #color #kitsch…
a woman cleaning the kitchen with a mop in her hand and pineapples on the counter
Booth type seating; just a one side and use chairs. I love this because of all the little things I remember. But can you imagine having/keeping your floor that shiny?