CS: What's the reason behind the color scheme? BF: Since both male and female teachers share the space, I couldn't go testosterone (brown) or estrogen (hot pink) crazy. Instead I opted for colors inspired by iconic school elements; the same yellow seen in a No. 2 pencil as well as the same tone of charcoal found in a blackboard. Then I set them against a somewhat gender-neutral background of soft, blue-gray with touches of ultra-white.