If an office is drab, it can have a real and measurable effect on worker output, and Ghislaine Vinas' design for the South African advertising agency Barrows takes that fact into account. The design puts color at the forefront, coordinating the various common spaces throughout the interior with chromatically synchronized palettes.
It would be potentially damaging to the productivity of an office to splash color throughout an interior with abandon, as incongruous hues can end up giving people headaches. However, Ghislaine Vinas' design chooses to keep the spaces within the same color palettes.
When colors do combine throughout Barrows' space, they are carefully selected to work well with one another. For instance, the green and blue areas converge, but those two colors blend, easing the transition between spaces for the workers passing through.