Moroccan Blue: Decor Inspirations from the City of Chefchaouen

When I first visited the northern moroccan town of Chefchaouen, it was love at first sight.  The moroccan blue buildings of the medina and the smell of freshness from the  500-year-old fortresss, surrounding the city, just blows the mind away and rejuvenates the soul.

Why is chefchaouen blue? The city was built in the fifteenth century by the berbers from the Rif mountains of Morocco.  Later on, immigrants from Andalusia settled in, bringing in with them their architectural style and traditions of white washed painting.  The blue color, considered the color of divinity, also believed to repel mosquitoes, in which is painted Chefchaouen, comes from a famous shell called Murex.  This later was popular with the Roman and Byzantine empires.

Chefchaouen or Chaouen became a major destination appraised by tourists visiting Morocco.  The gorgeous city continues to inspire artists and designers from around the world and has become a new spot for celebrities wishing to get away from their busy life and relax.  In 2011, Giorgio Armani filmed a TV commercial in the city and lately Italian fashion designer Jacob Cohen chose it for his  Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection ad campaign.

Today I’d like to share with you some decorating ideas inspired by the gorgeous moroccan blue of Chefchaouen.

Moroccan blue, that injects a touch of freshness and pureness into any space, goes with neutral colors and can also be complemented by a pop of bold color such as orange.  If you choose to add blue to your interior, moroccan style has some beautiful elements that will transform your space.  Wether it is a moroccan inspired pillow, a moroccan pouf or a Moroccan mirror.  A moroccan area rug is also another great way to add a shabby chic colorful touch to your space, regardless of your decor.

IN THE MOOD OF ADDING A TOUCH OF MOROCCAN BLUE? 


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