Our World Of Colour
We all had travel plans for 2020. Some of us were looking forward to relaxing on a beach in Santorini. Others had booked a daring expedition to the Andes. While physical travel isn’t possible for most of us at the moment, it doesn’t mean we can’t be inspired by the vibrancy of the world’s colours. With the power of our imagination (and the joys of photography) we can escape to a brighter place at any moment.
Join us on a virtual tour as we take you to some of the most incredible colour destinations around the world, featuring palettes that share inspiration with MAISON de SABRE’s colour range. Passport? Check. Camera? Check. Wallet? Check. We’re off!
Washed in every shade of blue from Sky to Lapis, the city of Chefchaouen in the Rif Mountains is one of Morocco’s dazzling hidden gems. Also known as ‘The Blue City’, Chefchaouen’s painted buildings are said to be a spiritual representation of heaven, reminding people to lead peaceful and reflective lives. Needless to say, the city makes for the perfect Instagram backdrop, attracting thousands of tourists each year who are besotted by its quaint houses, cafes and places of worship. If you’re lucky enough to be staying in Chefchaouen for a few days, be sure to visit the Grand Mosque, and take in the sights and smells of the main square, referred to as the Medina.
While on the topic of optical delights, it’s impossible to go past China’s Red Beach. Located in the coastal province of Panjin in Liaoning, you won’t find a single grain of sand on this beach. Red Beach is actually a wetland, covered in a plant called Sueda which turns a vivid pomegranate red in Autumn. Breathtaking colour aside, Red Beach is also an extensive ecosystem, home to hundreds of varieties of birds and wild animals. Be sure to book a tour to Panjin Lakeside Park, where one of the local guides will show you the best Red Beach vantage points. You’ll feel like you’re part of a still-life landscape painting.
If interiors are more your thing, we know one place that will really make you blush. London’s Sketch restaurant in Mayfair is one of the most photographed establishments on the planet, and it’s not hard to see why. The 18th century tearoom and cocktail lounge is decked out in a charming spectrum of Pink Lily, tinting everything from the wallpaper, to the ceiling tiles, to the plush velvet chairs. Insider’s tip: order the Raspberry Cheesecake with your afternoon tea, you won’t regret it.
For those with a desire for the dark side, add Tokyo’s teamLab Borderless to the top of your list. This immersive museum experience is renowned across the world for its mesmerising digital art installations projected in vast, pitch black rooms. Whether it’s a field of sunflowers illuminating the roof above you, or a galaxy of stars floating around you, teamLab Borderless will send your senses into a frenzy. It’s a celebration of colour, light and visual perception like you’ve never experienced before. You won’t know where to look first.
What about that mythical fairytale travel moment? Three words: Tunnel of Love. This old railway track in the Ukrainian city of Klevan is completely overgrown in arches of emerald green foliage. Extending for five kilometers, it’s one of the world’s most romantic destinations for a Sunday stroll. With its rejuvenating deep green palette, the Tunnel of Love is one of the Ukraine’s most iconic photo destinations. For the ideal sightseeing experience, be sure to visit in summertime between June and September. It’s impossible to take a bad photo here.