Moroccan Red: Decor Inspirations from the City of Marrakech

The simple thought of the city of Marrakech evokes the red clay colored buildings, the joyful alleys of the medina, the exotic dunes and palms, the famous Jemaa Fna square,  the lovely souks with artisans displaying their art and work from moroccan rugs to pottery and lanterns. It is just breathtaking.  Marrakesh stole my heart!

Moroccan Living Room designed by London-based interior designer Katharine Pooley

Moroccan Living Room designed by London-based interior designer Katharine Pooley

I love Marrakech because it is a very unique city with a lot of authenticity and a stunning contrast of tradition and modernity that keeps attracting travelers from all over the world!

Moroccan Red Bathroom, Photo via decor4all.com

Moroccan Red Bathroom, Photo via decor4all.com

Where does Moroccan Red come from and why is Marrakech often referred to as the red city or the Rose City? Marrakech was built around the 11th century by the Almoravids dynasty.  Most of the buildings and the city walls were constructed in red sandstone during that period which gave the city its nickname of “Red City” or “Ochre City”.

moroccan-red bedroom

Moroccan Suite at La Maison Arabe Riad in Marrakech, Photo via cnn.com

Marrakech and Morocco’s rich colors and textures has inspired many designers in the world of fashion and interior design.  As Yves Saint Laurent said on his first visit to Marrakech ” This city taught me color”.  Benjamin Moore has even named one of its classic paint colors “Moroccan red”.

If you’re Looking to add some color to your interior? Moroccan red can be a wonderful pick.  It can be beautiful in a master bedroom or if you want to transform your bathroom or simply to add some warmth to any space.  A rich color as Moroccan red is usually used as an accent wall in living, family rooms and dining Rooms.

Moroccan Red Bedroom, casbah-cove-gordon-stein-design

Moroccan Red Bedroom, casbah-cove-gordon-stein-design

Moroccan red can be introduced to any space through decor accessories. Start out with just few additions, a red moroccan rug or lantern and soon you will be lost in this vibrant and gorgeous color!

 

 


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