Buckle up, and get ready to escape with us. We're counting down our favorite vacation spots to soak up some sun—and the color blue—and sharing style tips, of course.
FOR THE CITY DWELLER
Portugal is famed for its azulejo tiles and no city showcases them better than Porto, on the northwest coast. You can find the painted tin-glazed ceramics everywhere, from concert halls and churches to the São Bento train station.
The Frida Kahlo Museum, a.k.a. La Casa Azul, in Mexico City
Mexico City, Mexico
Frida Kahlo's home in Mexico's capital—where she was born and raised and where she eventually died—features vividly intense cobalt walls. Known as La Casa Azul ("The Blue House" in English), it's now a museum dedicated to the artist.
Morocco is a mecca for blue destinations. Not only does it have a whole city awash in the calming color, Chefchaouen in the north, but there's also Majorelle Garden in Marrakech—the villa there is painted a densely brilliant blue named after its founder, French Orientalist artist Jacques Majorelle. Fun fact: Fashion power duo Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé snapped up the place in the Eighties, which now also houses a museum dedicated to the designer.
Blue and white aren't just the colors of the Greek flag, they're the trademark hues of popular vacation spot, Santorini, with its white-washed buildings and bright, blue domes and doors. Bonus blue: the dazzling azure sea and sky.