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Unleashing the Power of Colour Ratios in Office Interior Design and Office Fit Out: Crafting a Harmonious and Captivating Workspace

Unleashing the Power of Colour Ratios in Office Interior Design and Office Fit Out: Crafting a Harmonious and Captivating Workspace – The world of office interior design is a canvas of endless possibilities, where colours play a pivotal role in shaping the ambiance, mood, and functionality of a space. People have strong reactions and associations with colour….alone or combined, colours can be very powerful for our emotions and behaviours; these can be generated by our own personal experiences & memories. Therefore, the possibility of choosing colours that everyone will love are very slim.  Creating an environment that resonates with the majority requires a strategic understanding of colour and colour ratios and their application within office fit out.

So What Can We Do To Appeal to the Majority During the Office Interior Design Process?

In a world where personal experiences heavily influence colour perceptions, office interior designers creating colour schemes that please everyone is nearly impossible. So, how can we bridge this gap and make our office interior design appealing to a broader audience? One effective approach is to turn to the color wheel, a fundamental tool in understanding and utilising colors effectively, which is well used by office interior designers.   Represented by the 12 basic colours through the range of visible light, the wheel provides information about hues and relationships between primary, secondary, and tertiary colours which can help to understand colour relationships, creating more visual interest and drama within an office space.

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Crown Paints Colour Wheel

 

The use of colour can change the feeling and mood within an office space and office interior designers need to be mindful of the feelings the clients are trying to evoke before delving into their interior design scheme.   Usual impression signifies that warm reds and oranges convey passion, intensity & excitement whilst cool blues & purples can project a feeling of calmness, relaxation or can sometimes be seen as cold and evoke sadness.  Getting the balance of colour correct for its office environment is key.

 

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Paint Fan Deck

 

Colour Ratio – The Golden Rule for Striking the Right Balance in Office Interior Design

A mere understanding of colours isn’t enough. Achieving harmony within a space requires getting the color ratios right.   A common principle, often referred to as the “golden colour ratio,” involves allocating 60% of the design to the dominant primary color, 30% to the secondary color, and the remaining 10% to an accent color that ties everything together. This approach not only accentuates the primary and secondary colors but also creates a visually pleasing and cohesive scheme.

 

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Careful consideration should be used for the use of colour in furnishings and finishes in office design and office fit out as this can unify the design and bring the workspace to life. Your colour choice for these items should still allow the freedom to make changes to the primary and secondary colours over time enabling you to create a new colour combination & visual experience without the need for an entirely new office fit out.

Some office spaces may suit large neutral pieces of furniture and the colour introduced through walls or floors.  Statement floors have been a very popular trend in recent years with bold hues and many available eye-catching designs.Colour Ratio Mood Board - Office Interior Design and Office Fit Out ManchesterColour Ratio Blog Post - Office Interior Design and Office Fit Out Manchester

Do I have to obey by the colour ratio 6:3:1 rule in office design and fit out? 

Plain and simply no! This just gives you the foundations to appeal to a broader audience.  Ultimately, the use of colour in office design is both a science and an art. It involves understanding principles like colour theory and balance while allowing for creative expression and individuality. Balancing these elements can lead to captivating and emotional office designs that cater to a wider audience.  Colour is such a powerful tool that can transform office spaces, evoke emotions and reflect personal style….Colour is key!

In conclusion, the world of color ratios in office interior design and fit out is a delicate dance between science and art. By understanding the fundamentals, experimenting with ratios, and infusing your unique flair, you can create workspaces that not only visually impress but also emotionally resonate, fostering creativity, productivity, and well-being. After all, color isn’t just a pigment; it’s a language that speaks to our senses and shapes our experiences within the spaces we inhabit.

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