2020 has been rough for everyone; that said, we’re optimistic about 2021. According to this doctor-reviewed article on VeryWellMind.com, certain colors evoke different emotions, moods, and sentiments in people. So, we’ve rounded up a list of hotels and villas, each one unique in its color scheme and design, but which all exhibit colors that will induce positive emotions to help get travelers into an optimistic mindset for travel in the year ahead.
The color green evokes emotions of renewal, abundance, and balance. Spain’s timeless beach boutique resort, Marbella Club, features accents of green throughout the property’s design and in the elegant Rudi's Bar, as well as in the greenery of the hotel's 13-acres of spacious sub-tropical gardens. The oceanfront Marbella Club features vast light-filled private rooms and suites as well as private bungalows and expansive villas, a vibrant hub of bars & restaurants to suit any mood, an impressive and educational Kids Club, and an innovative wellness center for guests to recharge and find balance.
A neutral color scheme provides a feeling of cleanliness and safety, which will be very important for travelers going into 2021. Set to debut in London’s Marylebone neighborhood on December 1, Nobu Hotel London Portman Square has been thoughtfully designed in a muted and neutral color scheme, taking inspiration from Japanese architectural disciplines and minimalist design, whilst utilizing a refined color palette influenced by heritage Japanese color combinations. The new hotel will feature a Nobu Restaurant, bar and outdoor terrace, plus a 600-person ballroom, gym, wellness facilities and meeting spaces.
The color white exudes a feeling of protection and encouragement, offering a sense of peace and calm, comfort and hope. At Puente Romano Beach Resort, an Andalusian village-style resort located between Marbella and Puerto Banús, the property is dressed in white, resembling the quintessential architecture of small villages in Spain’s Andalusia region. The 180-suite property will give travelers the ultimate feeling of peace and calm whilst enjoying all the hotel has to offer, including nine restaurants including the two Michelin Star ‘Dani García’, Spain’s only Six Senses Spa, three swimming pools, ten tennis courts and four paddle courts, among other world-class fitness and wellness facilities.
The color blue is attributed to feelings of peace, tranquility, and security. Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay features accent colors of celadon, turquoise, lapis and indigo throughout the property. This takes inspiration from the ever-changing colors of the waters surrounding Ibiza and the bay directly in front of the hotel, as does the handmade turquoise ceramic of the reception desk. Set on tranquil Talamanca Bay, Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay is a boutique escape featuring spectacular food, including authentic Mediterranean cuisine at Chambao, renowned Japanese restaurant at Nobu, as well as the Ibiza Bay Spa by Six Senses, John Frieda salon and an impressive Kids Club.
The color turquoise offers a feeling of refreshment, energy, and joy. The coastal Sicilian villa Ai Faraglioni, which can be booked exclusively through The Thinking Traveller, features accents of turquoise blues and greens throughout the property to evoke the panoramic sea views that surround the villa. This five-bedroom, modernist villa overlooks one of Sicily’s most picturesque coastlines and features an infinity pool, jacuzzi and garden gate access to the transparent waters below.
Color: Rainbow (Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Purple)
Located in Praiano, Italy, Casa Angelina is a quiet retreat from the busy nearby towns of the Amalfi Coast. The hotel’s rainbow wall in the lobby, which is painted to include all the above colors (pink - warm feelings; yellow - uplifting energy; green - good luck & prosperity; purple - regality & wisdom; blue - calmness & serenity) serving as the perfect juxtaposition to the space’s white furniture. The minimalist white design of the hotel compliments the blue water of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Fresh from a recent renovation, the privately-owned, design-forward hotel features unique spaces including a contemporary art collection housed in Casa Angelina’s lobby. The hotel has 42 rooms in total––38 in the main building and four Eudesea Rooms on the beach. The property spoils guests with amenities including Jo Malone toiletries, an on-site spa, access to the hotel’s private boat for excursions to surrounding towns or a romantic dinner on the water, and every level of service luxury travelers expect. Casa Angelina is a member of Small Luxury Hotels, American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts member, and is a Virtuoso Preferred Hotel. Among several others, the hotel holds an accolade in the “Top 20 Hotels in Italy” category of Condé Nast Traveler’s “2020 Readers’ Choice Awards,” as well as “highly commended” in Small Luxury Hotel’s “Travel Agent Hotel of the Year 2020.”
The color orange is associated with the feelings of happiness, creativity, and determination. The Hotel Excelsior Venice Lido Resort, a tranquil and self-contained beach resort hideaway on the Venice Lido, features accents of orange throughout the guest rooms’ classic Moorish design. The resort is conveniently situated on the outskirts of Venice, providing a private speed boat service for guests wishing to venture into the historical city. Guests can experience secluded cabanas on the hotel’s private sandy beach overlooking the Adriatic Sea, the biggest rooms and suites in Venice, and intimate-yet-spacious outdoor and indoor spaces for private dining overlooking the sea.
The color brown is attributed to security, strength and nature. The Tempest Hotel in Tempe, Arizona pairs polished furnishings with desert tones, in a made-to-feel-comfortable setting that acts as a nod to the surrounding landscape. The Tempest Hotel offers a distinctly-Tempe, desert-inspired design with eclectic touches that celebrate the surrounding young and vibrant community. Supplementary to its 52 rooms — which include 11 suites with ADA accessibility — the property hosts amenities such as a living room-style lobby, readily available grab & go, outdoor beer garden, and lounge chair-lined outdoor pool.
The color pink inspires warm and comforting feelings, with a reassuring sense that everything will be okay, which is something all travelers will be looking for going forward. The pale pink facade of the Grand Wailea Maui Resort is something that can be seen by guests from any angle of the expansive property. The stunning oceanfront property located on the Hawaiian island of Maui features something for every traveler, from the immense Spa Grande, the Kids & Teens Club, multiple recreational pools, various dining venues, cultural activities, shops and much more.