19 Reasons Why We Love Blue

A truly versatile shade that extends a soothing detail to every site and space. Here are the places, people, and music that emulate the hue with effortless perfection.

 19 reasons we love blue opener

photography by (clockwise from bottom left): sourced from Bar Brosé Facebook (Bar Brosé); courtesy of Hotel Henriette (Hotel Henriette); courtesy Halcyon House (Halcyon House).


From the deepest indigo to the palest patch of sky, blue truly conjures every emotion on the spectrum. “For decorating, it is especially useful because it has so much range,” explains interior designer Mark D. Sikes, who is known for using blue to great effect. “Some tones are more formal; a robin’s egg blue or a china blue can dress up a room, while others, like navy, are more casual.” At the recently opened Halcyon House, on Australia’s eastern coast, interior designer Anna Spiro made blue the property’s signature color. “I used a number of shades throughout the hotel, similar to the layered blues one would find if the ocean were a color palette—navy, turquoise, and aqua in the guest rooms, as well as bold cobalt and azure in the bathroom tiling,” she says. “The combination is extremely calming and refreshing.”

 19 reasons we love blue halcyon house

photography by Halcyon House


Book This Stay
Dreamy color moments to surround yourself in.
Hotel Bachaumont, Paris
Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach, Australia
Hotel Henriette, Paris

 19 reasons we love blue travel

photography by (from top left): Jessica Antola (Hotel Bachaumont); courtesy of Bar Palladio Jaipur (Bar Palladio Jaipur).


Visit Here
Blue-hued places to spice up your travels.  
Museo Frida Kahlo, Mexico City
Casa da Música, Porto, Portugal
Chefchaouen, Morocco

 19 reasons we love blue hotel bachaumont

photography by Jessica Antola (Hotel Bachaumont).


Where to Eat
The places to soak up your favorite palette, from a palatial restaurant in Jaipur to a breezy hangout Down Under.
Bar Brosé, Sydney, Australia
Viviane in the Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills, California
Belle Maison, Paris
Contramar, Mexico City
Bar Palladio Jaipur, India

 19 reasons we love blue @mgrzywinski

photography by (clockwise from bottom left): Grzywinski+Pons Architects/Instagram @mgrzywinski (Leman Locke); Amy Neunsinger, courtesy of Mark D. Sikes; Cecilia via Flickr (Casa da Música).


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Press Play
Put these jams on repeat for the color-inspired soundtrack to your life.
“Blue” by Joni Mitchell
“Kind of Blue” by Miles Davis
“Blue Train” by John Coltrane
“Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin
“Blue Album” by Weezer

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Published on February 20, 2017 - 5:00am EST

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