Design showcase: Top five designs in blue

by | 30 Mar 2022 | Design, Design Showcase

Our latest collaboration with TOPHOTELDESIGN looks at five stand-out properties distinguished by the colour blue.

Blue is a trustworthy colour. It’s soothing, intellectual and orderly. It is the colour of the sky and sea and this can lead people to enter a contemplative mood.

An inspirational hue

Just like the ocean can either calm us with an endless horizon or threaten us with a thunderstorm, blue can do the same. Darker hues are usually associated with drama and sophistication while brighter shades take us to quiet coastal paradises.

Many artists, such as Yves Klein who went as far as patenting his own blue, have expressed their preference for this popular hue.

Its pigments are charged with history. Ultramarine blue, or “true blue”, made from the gemstone Lapis Lazuli, was once the most sought after colour in Europe. The gemstone’s price skyrocketed as high as gold and its pigment was reserved for the highest-budget paintings and their most important parts, such as Virgin Mary’s blue veil. Prussian blue, on the other hand, was accidentally discovered by mixing the pigments of cochineal insects with blood.

From Picasso’s blue period to Hokusai’s Great Wave, this pigment has travelled through some of the most important pieces of art history.

Today we select five projects that include this iconic colour in their unique interiors.

Homeric Poems

Imerovigli, Greece
by Interior Design Laboratorium

 

Aeon

Renon, Italy
by noa* – network of architecture

Imagery: © Alex Filz

 

Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort

Mykonos, Greece
by MKV Design

Imagery: © John Athimaritis

 

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

Budapest, Hungary
by Richmond International
Supplied by Hansgrohe

 

Hotel Mediterraneo Sorrento

Sorrento, Italy
by THDP

Imagery: © Vincenzo Tambasco

 

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