There's no better way to educate one's eye than travel. To that end, we're constantly pilfering design inspiration from our favorite hospitality suites. From small-space solutions to cultured décor reference points, hotels consistently offer up some of the most inspired spaces in the world. Today we're spotlighting a handful of deserving destinations that embrace adventurous color via unexpected palettes and bold paint choices.
As home updates go, switching up paint hues can be an affordable and simple way of transforming any space. The artfully executed color stories of these seven luxury retreats are more than enough to jettison us into DIY mode. We've paired each space with the paint colors that have us swooning, just to make things as turnkey as possible. If you're looking to upgrade your abode to a destination in its own right, these shades have what it takes in spades. Get ready to live like you're on vacation.
Nobody does monochrome quite like Kelly Wearstler. The blue-on-blue remodel of Avalon Beverly Hills' restaurant Vivianne pairs natural stone with rich teal leather and mid-century tweeds. The mélange of texture, hue, and throwback chic is the embodiment of nostalgic, nonchalant cool.
East L.A.'s Hotel Covell mixes malachite wall coverings with sumptuous floor-to-ceiling velvet. The unexpected juxtaposition of pattern and vibrant color has us feeling green with inspiration.
From spectacularly turned-out eateries to immaculately curated suites, the interiors at Nolinski Paris are among our favorite in the world. Designed by the inimitable Jean Louis Denoit, the high-contrast black lacquer–meets–midnight blue pairing is inspired and boldly sophisticated.
Margeila's La Maison Champs Elysées takes the all-white space trend to the nth degree. Melding modern pops of optic appeal with slip-covered furnishings and surreal accents, the look is pure sublime, edited poise.
Each one of the 88 rooms and suites at New York's Greenwich Hotel is entirely distinctive. The penthouse features an eclectic mix of rustic farmhouse woods and dreamy teal counterpoints. The handsome, grounding shade provides the ideal foil for subdued neutral details and organic materiality.
John Salibello Blue Lacquered Goatskin Sideboard (price upon request)
Red accents walls are rarely subtle. Barcelona's Casa Camper manages to execute a dominant bold vermilion palette in a way that still feels luxuriously subdued. We're also loving the ingenious indoor hammock situation that practically begs for the reinstitution of afternoon naptime. Who knew crimson tones could be so tranquil?
Casa Fayette by Design Hotels reminds us of the whimsical colorbound décor of a Wes Anderson film. Located in the trendy Lafayette neighborhood in Guadalajara, the space embodies the vivacious energy of the city itself.
Which space is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.