Just imagine if you took all those grey and beige items that clutter an office interior and painted them bright orange. So that where you might expect to find a neutral backdrop, there are instead vibrant splashes of colour.
That was the starting point for interior designer Phillips Connor of Designphase, when he designed the new head office for Fuji Xerox in Singapore.
"The design began by using orange as the neutral colour for items such as drawers, pedestals and shelving. The four-part colour dynamic mint, violet, yellow and magenta sprang from there. It's about keeping the space lively, fresh and well-balanced with a mix of hot and cool tones."
Such extensive use of the colour wheel fits in with Fuji Xerox's desire to showcase not just their physical product, but also the company's value-added services.
"Since the client's business is now so related to colour, there is no fixed corporate brand scheme to adhere to. Rather colour visually supports the collaborative team-based approach that is embodied in the office layout," says Connor.
With 6,970m² spread over five floors, colour also provides context, promoting a different idea or purpose depending on the space it decorates.