Where monochrome white is the national norm, the Semiramis stands out for its generous helpings of day-glo colors, courtesy of maximalist designer Karim Rashid.
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh
Leave it to the Italians to bring a dose of Mediterranean optimism to the shores of Scotland. Hotel Missoni has an eye-popping color scheme, plus the signature zigs and zags.
Crosby Street Hotel
New York, New York
Kit Kemp's bright colors and eclectic décor are a deviation from the norm in New York, whose residents, though otherwise quite tolerant, tend to be strictly monochromous.
Lords South Beach Hotel
Florida has a famously upbeat palette, but Lords is on the less cloying end of the spectrum; flamingo pink is banished, replaced by cornflower yellow and bold aquamarine.
Costa Careyes Hotel
The fifty-odd private villas painted in an array of deeply saturated hues give the impression of a Crayola box come to life on this quiet stretch of Mexican coastline.
Saguaro Palm Springs
Palm Springs, California
Fun is what this town is all about, and the new Saguaro Palm Springs sets the mood, its joyful message visible for miles thanks to the colors of its rainbow-spanning facade.
While the public spaces of Wanderlust employ a subtler color strategy, check into one of the ten Pantone rooms and you’ll be treated to rich hues from floor to ceiling.
Salvator Hotel & Villas
Aegean blue may be the standby accent color on the islands, but in Parga, a hillside town on Greece’s northwest coast, bold strokes of olive green mirror the lush landscape.
Outside Dar HI appears to be a conservative player, but inside it’s a different story. Brilliant shades of aqua, orange and yellow are evidence of Matali Crasset’s eccentric side.
Capo La Gala Hotel
Amalfi Coast, Italy
When all that white and navy starts to feel too typical for a seaside vacation, in steps Capo La Gala, whose twist on the maritime theme feels polished, but appropriately casual.