Seriously guys, considering the shade of one simple dress #broketheinternet - both headlining news stories and causing mostly sane adults to question reality and their eyesight, we’d say color sure is a big deal in 2015. Once thought to be relegated to tropical sunny weather, we’re seeing these perfect pops of color crop up from the cool coast of California to chic chalets in France. As we prefer our world view through rose-colored glasses anyway, we’ve rounded up 31 candy-colored, sweet spun-sugar shades of gathering spots from all over the globe to spice up your Insta feed and wet your design whistle. Sunny, cheerful and sweeter than summertime popsicles or a box of pastel macaroons, we defy you to get through this round-up without a smile on your face and inspiration in your heart.
Paint your party in pops of color at Studio Neon, an eclectic Sydney warehouse, restaurant (The "Guesterant"), private event venue, photography studio or blank canvas. It's available for wherever your candy-colored imagination may take you.
Design worshippers we have found your newest deity. The stunning Halcyon House does blue so well it's even found inlaid in the backgammon sets provided on rare rainy days. From stripes to shibori, perfectly curated wall galleries to ikat lampshades, mix-mastering texture and shades are the name of this gorgeous getaway's game.
Houses on houses on houses. A memorable meeting place, indeed. Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandamis a lively & colorful stacking of various examples of the traditional houses found in the Zaan region, a literal example of local culture and craft.
Host a dinner party at perfectly cool & colorful Don Chido’s (“Mr. Cool” to you) Mexican eatery in the heart of seaside San Diego. Authentic, stylish & includes perusal of a “drink bible” containing the tastiest of tequilas and magnificent of mescals. Ole!
A hidden-gem-bar-within-a-bar, Fairweather overlooks Petco Park. Watch a Padres game with your pals while having a hand-crafted libation or two, luxuriating under a living wall against sparkling turquoise tiles.
Blanton Museum of Art happens to be one of the most exclusive university museums in the country housing over 17,000 works of modern and contemporary American and Latin American art... it also happens to have the sweetest sea-worthy blue wall we ever did see.
Heed the siren-red call of perfect Postiano hotel, Le Sirenuse. Dine at on-site restaurant La Sponda - lit at night by over 400 candles with views of the amazing Amalfi Coast or head to the recently opened Franco's bar for seaside cocktails (pictured above).
Five star luxury meets inspired pops of color for a gathering of afternoon tea with a twist at G & V Hotel Edinburgh. Make sure and order the refreshing mini pina colada ice lollies as well as the more traditional delicate finger sandwiches and homemade scones.
The clubhouse at the Dominican Republic Playa Grande Beach Club & boutique hotel as designed by Celerie Kemble of Celerie Interiors has an ice cream island dream of a ceiling. Dear Playa Grande Beach Club, you have now reached the top of our dream wedding destination bucket list. BOOM.
An entire hotel conceptualized around cocoa & roses (named for the owner's mother, not the flower, but still)!? Shades of sensual pinks pervade throughout this romantic retreat in Mexico's Yucatan region. Photo: Admiring Distance
Half ofUXUA'scasas date back 500-years. Besides these brilliant, bright casas you'll stay "in style and comfort, and with an ethos of sustainability. Expect 5-star hotel service, a stunning rustic beach lounge, and an innovative organic spa."
Candy colored desert dreams at The Saguaro in Palm Springs. Beat the heat and head to this colorful pool with your pals for hand-crafted, fresh fruit margaritas, lush foliage and waterfalls. Bonus: it's pet friendly for your pooch!
Jen-uine of spirit, Amanjena is a Moroccan marvel that is pure dusky pink magic. Awash in hues that can only be decribed as "desert sunset" pops of locally hewn red rugs give it the texture of our design dreams.
Pretty pops of floral color, hand-carved woodwork, twig and branch chandeliers, and whimsical flower wallpaper draw the outdoors in, while a cozy fireplace brings warmth to the alfresco patio at Cucina Enoteca on California's Newport Coast.
All white errrrrythang! Le sigh. San Giorgio Mykonos Hotel is the dreamiest of the dreamy and with all white touches set against sparkling turquoise waters. Handcrafted décor, soft hammocks between palm trees and a perfect pool club make San Giorgio beach hotel one of the most popular travel destinations for interior designers and creative minds alike.
One of the most beautiful whitewashed barns we've ever seen. The White Sparrow is down-home Texas charm nestled in a field surrounded by flower gardens a grove and a sweet swing owned and operated by a wedding photographer who clearly knows her stuff.
A whitewashed barn in the heart of Hollywood with no curfew!? Dost our eyes deceive us? For as beautiful as this all-white beautiful barn is - the interiors of Lombardi House by design-darling Amber Interiors are colorful and bright, perfect for a bridal party stay or fun-filled group getaway.
Sometimes it's not the color of the exterior or the delightful design of the interior that astounds us about some of our venues, it's the natural beauty surrounding them. Bear Flag Farm is exquisite in it's own right, but what makes it legendary is this luxurious lavender field.
Of course the "global color authority's" signature hotel would make our list! Pantone revolutionized the link between color and emotion and we know all too well that where you decide to gather is just that - an emotional choice. Colorful and chic, choose your accomodation to accompany your current mood. We'd call that the start to one bright and shiny day!
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