There's a reason all of your favorite vacation spots are painted the same color -- Marrs green

It ain't easy being green -- Marrs green, to be exact.

The deep blue and green hue was recently selected as the world's favorite color by an online global survey. The survey, which was conducted by the paper company G.F. Smith and Hull 2017 UK City of Culture, questioned over 30,000 people in 100 countries through a series of palettes.

Those surveyed would hover over "infinite palette of shades" until they had selected a color they liked the most.

The color was later named after Annie Marrs, a UNESCO worker from Dundee, Scotland. Marrs was boating in her hometown, on the River Tay, when she saw "those beautiful green, blue tones - some very grey but some really bright and vibrant and deep and rich that dance in the water," she said, according to The Telegraph.


Source: G.F. Smith

When she returned home that day, she took part in the online survey, and chose the shade that most resonated with her, the shade you see above. Her suggested hue ended up being the most loved by all of the survey's participants.

It's no coincidence, of course, that Marrs green is one of the more preferred colors of hotels and resorts around the world. The hue gives off a sense of tranquility and peace, something guests desire to achieve when they're on vacation.

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AlSol Tiara Cap CanaMarrs Green is around every corner at this all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. Mimicking the color of the sparkling Caribbean Sea, the bright shade of blue-green can be found everywhere from the resort’s open-air lobby and pool lights at night to the wicker chairs on the rooms’ private balconies.
Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino: The design team behind Gilligan’s Beach Bar & Grill at the newly renovated Hilton Aruba took inspiration from the azure waters of the nearby Caribbean Sea, incorporating Marrs Green throughout the restaurant from the placemats to the ceiling.
The Moorings Village: Designed in true West Indies style, the favored shade of blue-green can be found all over the luxurious Plantation Grand Villa of this Islamorada, FL resort. Reflecting the hue of the sea, the shutters on the three-bedroom villa imitate the tranquil ocean with its turquoise color.
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar: A nod to the destination’s natural aesthetic, hues of cyan, green and vibrant tones of deep blue permeate the Bahamas’ newest luxury resort. From island-inspired décor to multi-level pools and swim-up aquariums, a spectrum of the world’s favorite blue-green color palette can be found throughout the oceanfront oasis.
Hilton Waikoloa Village: This Hawaiian resort pulled inspiration from Marrs Green when opening the new Kona Tap Room in January. In partnership with the locally-renowned Kona Brewing Company, guests can lounge amongst the green furniture while enjoying flagship and small-batch beers only available in Hawaii.
W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island: From chairs and throw pillows in the neo-bohemian-style W Living Room to candles and accents during beachfront dinners, Marrs Green is ever-present at this Caribbean island paradise. Located eight miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, W Vieques was designed by Patricia Urquiola, renowned Milan-based designer, who lived on the island for two months to grasp the local culture and translate into design fe
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort: Located on the stunning beach of Playacar, Mexico, this all-inclusive has splashed Marrs Green across the modern décor of the property’s Cupcake Café. Accents of the blue-green shade can be seen across the interior’s design, including an array of furniture and accent pieces, while guests enjoy a scrumptious variety of cupcakes, desserts, sandwiches and coffees.   
Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino: Overlooking San Juan’s vibrant skyline all the way to the old city, the Presidential Suite at Sheraton Puerto Rico features a bright Marrs Green wall in the bathroom to create a calming Zen atmosphere while enjoying one of the most beloved tropical destinations. Guests in the suite can enjoy an in-room fitness center, nightly custom turndown service, a private terrace with breathtaking views of the San Juan Bay and access to the Club Lounge.
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There's a purpose behind the shade.

"In these uncertain times, where political and social upheaval has become the norm, we crave the calming tranquility of green and its association with the reassuring certainty of nature's cycles," said Caroline Till, Editor of Viewpoint Colour Magazine, to The Telegraph.

Similarly, the 2017 pantone color of the year, called Greenery, seeked to evoke a sense of calming and inspiration as "one of nature's neutrals."

Whether these resorts incorporate the color with bold backsplashes, subtle pillows or hidden splashes of decor, Marrs green is right there, doing its job.

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