Laminex introduces premium ultra-matte laminates and panels in rich Green Slate and brilliant Polar White – the two new colours added to the AbsoluteMatte palette.

Ultra-matte surfaces became popular with the trend towards sophisticated dark interiors – anyone who’s seen a contemporary kitchen crafted from Laminex AbsoluteMatte Black will understand the appeal. However, architects, designers and fabricators are increasingly discovering the stunning visual softness and luxurious texture that AbsoluteMatte brings to a wider range of colours.

Laminex has now added two new Colour Collection decors to the AbsoluteMatte range – the wonderfully rich, warm green of Green Slate, and the classic fresh and striking Polar White, increasing the design possibilities.

Design possibilities of a coordinated ultra-matte palette

The addition of Green Slate is a direct response to the incredible popularity of the decor since it was introduced in the relaunched Laminex Colour Collection. It can be used as a neutral tone to balance other colours and textures, or as a feature in its own right. In both scenarios, its rich green hue inspires a strong sense of connection to the natural world.

Polar White, which has been part of the Laminex offering since 1992, is the most popular classic white in the Colour Collection. A small hint of blue undertone gives it a distinctive optical brightness, making it a preferred white decor for contemporary interiors, and an excellent complement to solid colours, timbers and metallics.

These two new decors build on the existing AbsoluteMatte palette, which includes the warm grey Oyster Grey, creamy white Surf, highly saturated rich grey Terril and timeless Black. Being part of the broader Laminex Colour Collection, they can be coordinated or contrasted with any number of contemporary Laminex decors to create beautifully balanced, unique colour palettes. Alternatively, they can be paired with a matching decor in Natural finish to create compelling textural effects in a tonal interior.

Panels and high pressure laminates for versatile application

The new decors can be specified as either AbsoluteMatte panels or AbsoluteMatte high pressure laminates (HPL) for everything from cabinetry, doors and drawers, to benchtops and splashbacks. AbsoluteMatte HPL is also cold-formable, which opens up opportunities for innovative curved designs such as those seen in Laminex’s collaboration with architecture firm Kennedy Nolan.

No matter how they are used, they bring all of the performance benefits of the AbsoluteMatte range – particularly their incredible fingerprint resistance, exceptional durability, resistance to heat, stains, scratches and water, as well as UV stability for indoor use.

Featured in the Green Slate Kitchen

Kitchen Cabinetry

Kitchen Cabinetry features Laminex AbsoluteMatte Green Slate and Benchtop in Laminex AbsoluteMatte Black

Kitchen Cabinetry: Laminex AbsoluteMatte Green Slate

Kitchen Benchtop: Laminex AbsoluteMatte Black

Sink and Tap: Oliveri

Handles: Linear Standard

Design & Styling: Bree Leech

Photography: Lisa Cohen

Featured in the Polar White Kitchen

Kitchen Cabinetry & Benchtops

Kitchen Cabinetry & Benchtops in Laminex AbsoluteMatte Polar White

Kitchen Cabinetry & Benchtop: Laminex AbsoluteMatte Polar White

Styling: Bek Sheppard

Photographer: Annette O’Brien