In addition to our Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart® collection of seven color ways of boomerang laminates, we now calculate four different designs — in 30ish different colorways — of boomerang laminate. I’ve listed all of the known designs on this single page to make it as easy as possible for you to find the boomerang laminate countertop of your dreams — and hooray for all of these wonderful choices!
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Five designs — lots of colorways — of boomerang laminates available in the U.S. today:
So you want boomerang laminate? Today, there are an astounding 30+ color ways in 4 different designs to choose from. Get ready to dig in to all the options including doing your own comparison shopping.
Formica Skylark Boomerang Countertop Laminate:
Formica boomerang in charcoal – Formica still makes one colorway of its original boomerang design as part of its regular collection. This is the boomerang that started it all — originally called Skylark.
November 2023 update: As part of its 100th anniversary celebration, Formica has introduced a LIMITED EDITION run of its famous Skylark aka boomerang laminate in three retrolicious colors. These are available only via Formica’s Amazon store (affiliate link).
Wilsonart boomerang laminate:
Wilsonart Retro boomerangs – High contrast, punchy colors of retro boomerang laminate.
Retro Renovation for Wilsonart boomerang laminate collection:
Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart® boomerang collection – Tone-on-tone midcentury appropriate colors designed with Retro Renovators in mind.
Vitra boomerang laminates made by Wilsonart:
Vitro boomerangs laminates – these are differentiated by their colors on a field-of-white or off-white.
The $$$ benefits of shopping around:
To get started on your comparison shopping, you can check for latest pricing from retro-focused suppliers like Heffrons [disclosure: a longtime advertiser on this blog] and Bars & Booths and also head over to Home Depot and/or other suppliers, who carry some of the designs. In our experience, there can be significant pricing differences, so do your homework and shop around.
Shop around — it can really pay off. Note this comment from Suzanne on our story about ordering samples of our boomerang collection:
Just ordered samples of all of them! Wish these would have been available when I was choosing my colors for my sewing room! I recently used Wintergreen Daisy for a newly created bathroom (former laundry room) in the 1905 farmhouse we are restoring, Yes, 1905 is a little before retro / MCM but the former owners told us that there was no plumbing or electricity until 1948 so I think some retro finishes will be just fine in keeping with the character of the house.
I ordered my countertop from a local lumberyard; I only needed 6 feet but I ordered a 12 foot piece so I would have extra if I wanted it for another project. I think it was around $200 total for the formed countertop; Lowe’s had quoted me almost $800 for the same thing and HD couldn’t figure out how to order from the VDL [Wilsonart’s Virtual Design Library]! I did have to wait about 8 weeks for the countertop but it was totally worth it! Those daisies make me smile every time I go in there! I still have two more bathrooms and a kitchen to do in that house – so glad to see these new boomerang color choices!
Other tips on getting samples and finding fabricators:
- Get samples of the Wilsonart Retros, the Vitro Retros, and the Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart® collection directly from Wilsonart or for a small fee from Home Depot.
- Samples of these designs also are available from Heffrons, Bars & Booths, etc.
- Get the Formica sample from Formica.
Another way to get the googie vibe:
For a different atomic vibe, check out Nevamar’s Venus laminates — reproductions from the original that we helped make happen! Available in two colorways shown above.
Lots of laminate research here on Retro Renovation
Peeples, we cover laminate choices EXTENSIVELY on this blog — go through our Kitchens / Countertops category if you want crackle ice, reproduction Venus, Carrara marble laminate, still-made 1960s laminate, linen-look, Brady Bunch bittersweet orange laminate, etc. etc. etc.
Disclosure from Publisher Pam:
I want readers to know: I do not make money if you buy the laminates in our collection with Wilsonart; “the deal” that I initially had with the company included other elements of consideration. Beyond that, over time, Wilsonart has advertised here, for which Retro Renovation is compensated. I do not have any incremental financial reason to promote the laminates in this collection over other options — see all our research on countertop options to find the product that’s right for you! – Pam.