We love green materials at Smile Plastics, in every sense of the word. And, it appears, so does the rest of the world; losing no momentum as a favourite for interior designers, all shades of green are having their moment in the sun—and soaking it up.
As people increasingly embrace biophilic principles, fostering a deep connection with nature and incorporating it into their indoor environments, the colour green holds a special significance in 2023.
While our materials’ origins may be far from natural, our designs are inspired by the outdoors; with Grey Mist echoing rolling hills and rugged landscapes, Charcoal hearkening to the night sky and the eponymous Orca, Ocean and Heron. Most importantly, our materials themselves are green in principle; following a zero-waste model and with an efficient, low-impact, low-emission production. It’s no wonder, then, the shade looks so good on us.
Whilst crafting our Heron capsule collection, we sought to create four colours that would not only be versatile and visually beautiful, but that would evoke a sense of warmth and timelessness as well as continue to reflect nature; the palette, Fir Green, Marine Blue, Butterscotch and Chestnut, come together to paint a lakeside scene.
Fir Green, which brings together earthy tones of ochre, sage, grey and khaki to create a dream in green (that simply must be seen), is in stock and available to specify now. Order your sample here.
And as well as featuring this in our Classics collection, we’re no strangers to creating a green custom shade either. Let’s take a look at some of the custom green materials we’ve produced over the years.
This custom PET material, created for Washroom Washroom, adds depth and visual intrigue to the space with its deep, rich bluey greens, freckled with silvery white - hinting at the material’s past life.
Crafted from HIPS, the soft pastel green hue of this material harmoniously complements the various shades incorporated into these ombre display panels, which draw inspiration from the captivating sunsets witnessed at Sneakersnstuff's waterfront LA store, designed by Bofink Design Studio.
The Costume Store, UAL
University of the Arts London created a custom HIPS wash for the flexible working reception area in The Costume Store, their largest Halls of Residence. Considering green is proven to promote restfulness, calm, efficiency and focus, it’s no wonder they chose this vibrant shade to adorn their tabletops.
At the London Design Festival 2021, we collaborated with the marketing platform Planted, who created an entire area at the festival to facilitate showcases and discussions centred around sustainability and design. Embracing a colour palette featuring blush pink and earthy green tones, they opted for a forest green reception desk and totems made from a custom PET material in a lighter green shade, seamlessly harmonising with our Kaleido material.
Crome London, the city’s first French toast cafe, commissioned a tasty terrazzo made up of baby pink, lavender and sage green to create tabletops for their equally tasty food offering.
Here at Smile Plastics, whether you opt for a product that’s khaki, sage or mint in colour, or not, you’re always, technically, specifying green.