Majorelle Blue in Ubud Bali ? I do not know when and how my love for Majorelle Blue started, but it has been there for a long time. The French artist Jacques Majorelle created the Majorelle Garden in Marrakech, Morocco in 1924. He used a vibrant blue colour in the garden that made the foliage come alive.

Using it in my garden in Belgium would have been a catastrophe because a third component is needed to make it work: bright sunlight. When we were building Villa Sabandari and our house in Ubud Bali, I finally got the chance to realise my long cherished dream: paint a wall blue, Majorelle Blue.

At first our architect, Joost Van Grieken, was not very enthusiastic about my suggestion and he proposed to do a test of one square meter on a wall that was, until then a rather neutral, beige colour, and it worked.

We have used Majorelle Blue on a few walls, as accents in the garden, and in some of the open air showers.

Villa Sabandari - Ubud - Majorelle Blue

Garden at Villa Sabandari, Ubud Bali