More today from the Wilsonart laminate history archives. In the 60s, laminate colors got, at one end of the spectrum richer and earthier – and at the other end, pop-art bold. Some of the defining trends from the period, this article [link now gone] says:
- Color TV was introduced in 1965, bringing us closer in touch with design inspiration from other cultures.
- The Mediterranean look – more specifically, Spanish Colonial — gave us both colors and textures like faux leather. “Corinthian leather!”
- The op-art, pop-art world was a-flutter. Hence, the iconic oranges, yellows and lime greens of the period.
- We loved faux everything. The future is Plastics.
- Oh yeah: Squint and you can see avocado green and harvest gold… two colors that stayed with us well into the 70s.