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Update: 5 designs – 31 colors of boomerang laminate now on the market

retro boomerang laminateUpdate: In addition to our Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart® collection of seven color ways of boomerang laminates, we now calculate five different designs — in 31 different colorways — of boomerang laminate. I’ve put 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! 

Five designs — 31 colorways — of boomerang laminates available in the U.S. today:

So you want boomerang laminate? Today, there are an astounding 31 color ways in 4 different designs to choose from. NOTE: We do not keep this pricing updated in real-time; PLEASE do your own comparison shopping:

  • Formica boomerang in charcoal (1) – Under $100 sheet online via big box stores including online via Home Depot, as one example. Formica ONLY has charcoal — NO MORE aqua, blue or coral; discontinued; kaput.
  • Wilsonart Retro boomerangs (12) – High contrast, punchy colors of retro boomerang laminate. Check for latest pricing from Heffrons [disclosure: a longtime advertiser on this blog], Bars & Booths, Home Depot and/or other suppliers, who also may/should be able to get this laminate. In our experience, there can be significant pricing differences, so do your homework and shop around.
  • Retro Renovation® by Wilsonart® boomerang collection (7) – Tone-on-tone midcentury appropriate colors made with Retro Renovators in mind. Check for latest pricing from Heffrons, Bars & Booths, Home Depot and/or other suppliers, who also may be able to get this laminate. UPDATE: Now available directly from Home Depot online delivered to your home — in two sizes.
  • Vitro boomerangs laminates (9) – Check for latest pricing from Heffrons [disclosure: a longtime advertiser on this blog], Bars & Booths, Home Depot (?) and/or other suppliers, who also may/should be able to get this laminate. In our experience, there can be significant pricing differences, so do your homework and shop around.
  • Nevamar boomerangs — added Oct. 2019 — not shown in lead photo so here you go:
nevamar boomerang laminate carbon black
Nevamar boomerang laminate in carbon black — from an original design
boomerang laminate lilac nevamar
Nevamar boomerang laminate in lilac, from an original design

The $$$ benefits of shopping around:

Again, shop around — it can really pay off. Note this comment from Suzanne just two days ago 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. NOTE: These also are for sale at pretty darned good prices directly from Home Depot.
  • Samples of these designs also are available from Heffrons, Bars & Booths, etc.
  • Get the Formica sample from Formica.
  • Get the Nevamar free samples from Nevamar.

Lots of laminate research here on Retro Renovation

Peeples, we cover laminate choices EXTENSIVELY on this blog — if you are looking for laminate see our Kitchens / Countertops category — we have many many stories on where to find the “best” retro options.  We try to stay on the topic of laminate selections like hawks. Go through our Kitchens / Countertops category if you want red laminate counter tops, Carrara marble laminate, still-made 1960s laminate, linen-look, crackle ice, 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.

  1. Cloudy says:

    Just received my samples from Wilsonart in the RR aqua and cream boomerang. So bummed! The aqua is really blue and the cream has strong yellow undertones. I took them outside to see if they were just reading that way in my kitchen, but they were blue and yellow there too. Bummed! But they are beautiful though. I wish I could use them.

  2. Nancy Bramblett says:

    I love the turquoise boomerang laminate countertops in your kitchen but cant find that color. Any info to help me?
    Thank you.

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      The aqua boomerang in my kitchen is not available anymore. It was made again by Formica for a few years, but then discontinued. You can still get the Formica boomerang but only in charcoal.

  3. Dianne Dunn says:

    I am looking for turquoise cracked ice countertop Formica to go with my dinette . Are there any distributors that carry this color?

  4. James Thompson says:

    Oh, the things that we slip away. In the 1980s once owned a complete set of laminate samples in that amorphic shape seen above. Can’t recall the manufacturer. I got them at an old tile/flooring store once located on Santa Monica Blvd. just west of Western Ave. in L.A..

  5. margaret r gould says:

    We are restoring a 1954 New Moon 35′ trailer (the I Love Lucy Model) and we would like to know if I can order samples? Please let me know. thank you, margo Gould

    1. Pam Kueber says:

      Hi Margaret, each company likely has their own policies on this — in the case of Wilsonart and Formica, I know for sure you can, and Wilsonart also has the “Vitros” on their website too. Go to their websites for more info on getting samples.

  6. Mia says:

    EXPORT TO GERMANY? PLEASE! I live in Germany in an apartment I’ve transformed back to the 50s, 60s, early 70s despending on the room. I have been desperately trying to get the Wilsonart Retro Renovation Nostalgic Gray boomerang laminate in 5 x 12 FOR THREE YEARS. Home Depot, which seemed a great and inexpensive choice, does NOT really support Export, and now the website is inaccessable in Germany. Ebay would be amazing becoause of their relatively cheap and reliable export shipping, but sadly nothing on there.
    Does anyone please know of an affordable option for something patterned in gray at any company with good export possibilities?
    THANKS so much for any hint or tip! 🙂

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