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4 Color Trends From imm cologne


Last month, the Formica Group design team spent a few days at imm cologne, the international furnishing show, and its special feature, LivingKitchen®.  LivingKitchen showcased what’s new in kitchen design.  Over the next few weeks, Share the Love will give an overview of trends we observed, starting with color.  

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Monochromatic isn’t a new concept, though designers made it fresh this year by pairing it with the still-popular Color Blocking trend. Yes, two great trends from 2012 imm cologne combined into a 2013 megatrend.

Monochromatic Color Blocking uses the soft shade of the same hue to add visual interest, as seen below.

A new kitchen trend is monochromatic color blocking. 

Other monochromatic-schemed kitchens used the same colors in different materials, such as wood and glass as seen below …

 This monochromatic kitchen uses different materials in the same color.

… or the same metallic finish on all surfaces

A monochromatic kitchen using metallic surfaces. 

… or the same color base for different materials.

A monochromatic kitchen with the same color base. 

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Wood + White continued to be a favorite look among kitchen designers.

Wood + White kitchens continue to be popular.

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Another continuing trend was Color Pop!.  Like last year, most Color Pop! was seen as hints of color used with an allover neutral color scheme, as seen with the sink below …

The kitchen sink adds a color pop to this kitchen. 

… but there was the occasional full Color Pop! kitchen.   

This bright kitchen reflects the color pop trend. 

This color play reminds us a bit of our new 1913 Red Ellipse pattern … an ideal Color Pop! against white.

Formica laminate in 1913 Red Ellipse adds a pop of color to the kitchen. 

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Gray was everywhere across all materials, including wood, stone, ceramic, glass and laminate.

Gray was a hot trend at imm cologne.

Did you attend imm cologne this year?  What color trends caught your eye?


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