The Coolest Color Palette Courtesy of the Caribbean's Newest 'It' Resort

Retro vibes meet modern design at the new Skylark Negril Beach Resort in Jamaica.

Blue Outdoor
Photography by Michael Condran

Summer’s never-ending sunset reel, the punchy exteriors of local buildings, and vivid native vegetation are just a few of the inspirations behind Jamaica’s newest hot spot. The Skylark Negril Beach Resort, which officially opened its doors in June, is a second act of sorts for the team behind the beloved Rockhouse Hotel, located just down the road in the popular West End. Instead of dramatic cliff-top vistas, however, the sister property is discreetly tucked away among palm trees, hibiscus flowers, and ti leaves.

White Kitchen
Blue and Pink and White Patio

With ocean views from almost every studio, the hotel’s signature turquoise hue is ever-present throughout the two-acre slice of paradise. Subtle pops brighten beach chairs, striped rugs, floor tiles, lighting fixtures, and the guest room front doors.

As a whole, the palette ties back to life in Jamaica: rosy pastels inspired by the soft skies overhead, bold reds taken from the ackee—the country’s national fruit (also printed on the graphic bedroom pillows)—and several shades of sea blue, plus screen-print-style art that pays homage to the island. 


Top Tomato
Satin French Blue Spray Rust-Oleum
Poolside Blue Benjamin Moore
Blithe Blue Sherwin Williams
Middleton Pink Farrow and Ball
Brilliant Blue by Olympic Paints at Lowes

Blue and White and Wood Bedroom
Photography by Meghan Mcneer

Beyond drawing on the natural elements, vibrant decor statements are aplenty. Bubblegum pink color-blocked walls and striped ceilings channel Memphis design in the guest rooms, while mid-century moments carry through in the common areas, featuring wood paneling and blush accents. Look closely and you’ll even find a nod to Art Deco in the patio chairs. 

Blue and White Outdoor
“Guests get a view of Jamaica here through a modern, graphic lens," says Paul Salmon, Chairman of Skylark. 
Black and Blue and White Hallway

At the on-site restaurant, Miss Lily’s (a satellite to New York City’s go-to Caribbean eatery), checkered floors and vintage record cover–lined walls add a lively dancehall note—complete with an outdoor jerk smokehouse and grill that serves up traditional fare and a reggae playlist from early morning to late at night. Then all that’s left is to jump into the water and soak up your striking surroundings.

Green and Pink and White and Wood Entryway
Blue and White and Wood Staircase
Blue and Green and Pink Office
Dynamic colors and patterns are balanced by clean lines (think: lots of stripes and sculptural greenery).
Pink and White and Wood Bedroom
Pink and White Bathroom
Photography by Meghan Mcneer
Green Outdoor
Blue and Red Outdoor
One of the iconic red ladders at Rockhouse Hotel, Jamaica.
Published on July 01, 2018 - 5:00am EDT

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