Azure City, Blue Design Inspiration

Azure City, Blue Design Inspiration

Have you heard about this all-blue city of Chefchaouen in the mountains of northern Morocco? In its remote location, it had remained shut-off from the world for centuries and thereby maintained its unique identity and cultural mix--once the refuge of both Jews and Muslims during the Spanish Inquisition. Shades of cobalt, indigo, Robin's egg blue meet you around every corner of its medieval winding streets. Inspiration enough to bring into our own living spaces. (Image above via Bored Panda)

A monochromatic palette brings a visual calm to any space, whether outside or in, even with a bold, saturated shade of blue. Why settle for a pastel version when you could go for this kind of sumptuousness, mixing it up with a velvet sofa with subtle pops of lemon and zebra? (Image via Apartment Therapy)

Softened up a bit, but not in the least in a little boy's room kind of way, these shades of blue are the perfect soothing complement to the warm furniture tones in this living room (above via Domino) and this dining room (below via Elle Decor).

Cobalt accents make this room pop, with these lapis lazuli stone framed art pieces creating a focal point for this all-white room that mixes both Moroccan and Asian blue patterns. (Image via Wisteria).

Yet that deep cobalt blue calls to us like a siren, so bring it outside in a bold way. Take up one of these double-wide chaises all for yourself and seek solace from the sun in your own azure paradise. (Image via Pinterest)

A passion for blue also happened famously in Mexico. I can't help thinking about the famed Casa Azul, the residence belonging to painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, now a museum. Not shy about color in their work or environment. (Image via Yellowtrace) 

How do you feel about bold color in your home?

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