Bromeliads transform any setting into a tropical paradise. These plants boast colorful leaves and unusual blooms with south-of-the-border hues including red, hot pink and purple. More than 50 percent of all bromeliads are epiphytes, growing without soil. Grow bromeliads indoors for living décor, or outside as landscape or container plants in warmest regions.
Bold hot pink walls with a diamond pattern catch the eye in this lively siting room. A green sofa sits against the pink wall and is decorated with throw pillows featuring the bright pink, purple and green hues used in the design. A leopard print rug adds a fun pattern to the space and pairs well with the tri-legged table.
Pink orchids, hot pink ringed napkins and rose colored wine glasses add a feminine yet bold pop of color to this contemporary dining room. Four chairs and one matching bench feature stainless steel backrests with neutral upholstered seat cushions. The glass table looks down to the silver support legs and animal hide black rug, giving attitude to the space in the open setting.
The handmade bedspread brings a soft pattern and texture to this bedroom. A unique rock light fixture hangs above the bed, which is decorated with a wood breakfast tray and patterned throw pillows. A wood chair with a hot pink pillow adds a bright pop of color against the neutral and white tones. Fresh flowers and sheer curtains complete the look.
Designer Claire Paquin continued her beautiful design for this home with the hall bathroom in shades of cream and white and adding hot pink as a pop of color. The walls were painted a soft shade of beige that harmonizes well with the white wall tile, vanity and woodwork. The same shade was employed for the Roman shade she installed for privacy.
When leaves are this pretty, flowers aren’t necessary! Hippo Rose polka-dot plant (Hypoestes) delivers outstanding color with contrasting shades of hot pink and deep green. Tuck this beauty into containers or use it to fill a planting bed with can’t-miss color. Pinch plants when young to increase branching. Plants grow 16 to 22 inches tall by 8 to 14 inches wide.
Hot pink walls spread a diamond pattern throughout this colorful sitting room. A tufted purple bench with a circular design sits in the center of the room atop a leopard print rug. A green sofa rests against one wall, while a turquoise sofa fills a window nook on the opposite end of the room. A pair of black and white chairs completes the eclectic seating area.
"I don't know what my home style is" says Steele. "I like fun and different and colorful." Her study in the front of the house is defined by her eclectic sense of style, with wood paneling brought into the 21st century with chic black paint and a mix of colorful pillows, leopard print and a few hot pink items illustrating Jamie's love of color.
Designer Claire Paquin added a touch of whimsy and fun to this little girl's bedroom with pink accents and a little flower power. The white and gray canvas can handle the strong shade of hot pink in the pillows and floral arrangement, and the cute flowered knob on the white nightstand is a fanciful addition. Having just the accents carry the color allows for quick and inexpensive changes when needed.
Though pastels have been a staple in springtime clothing and accessories for generations, there are plentiful ways to perk them up in fresh and exciting ways. Consider layering spring greens and pale pinks with small touches of navy blue and then bringing in super-saturated tones such as acid green, hot pink and tangerine. Working as a neutral, navy blue keeps the overall look from becoming too bright and busy.
Designer Claire Paquin carefully designed this child's bedroom in shades of white, gray and hot pink with an eye on what she might like in years to come. She kept the main elements of the design in a neutral palette and added pops of pink in the pillows and other knickknacks that can change as tastes do. A built-in window seat and bookcases are perfect storage solutions for toys, books and games. And what little girl wouldn't love a crystal chandelier of her very own?
These vintage doors are a clever transition from Angela's daughter's bedroom into her art studio. Angela found the doors, lacquered them and had them put on a track system in order to divide the two spaces. Notice that just beyond the doors in the hot pink studio, the trim color is white as opposed to the tone-on-tone application we've seen throughout the home. Bright white borders on the deep pink tone define the color even more. Another cool trick? When your case goods don't actually match, have them painted the same color simply for continuity. Neither of the tables, chests or dressers in this space were sourced together or at the same time, however the crisp white finish on each makes it look like they were destined to live in the same room.
When the temperatures change, so do the colors of '‘Sweet Mademoiselle’. In hot weather, the flowers are light apricot; when it’s cooler, they become peachy-pink to deep pink. The full, double blooms are sweetly scented, held on 5-foot shrubs with dark green foliage. This hybrid tea blooms from summer to fall.
Luxury reins in this Naples, Florida, backyard, which features a lushly landscaped pool and hot tub. A water feature provides tranquil sound for guests to enjoy while they lounge on the lanai. Stately architecture with Classical details and a pink stucco facade fits the Florida setting.
Handmade sleeves or holders for candy canes have been around for generations. This sweet throwback holiday craft is quick, easy and fun for kids of all ages to make using just felt and glue. You will need the following materials: medium gray, light gray and pink felt quarters, all-purpose or fabric glue, hot glue gun and glue sticks (optional), scissors, craft eyes, small pink pompom, black permanent marker and clothespin.
Vintage styles are making a big comeback with the help of companies like Big Chill, which developed its Retro appliance line as a fresh take on the hot colors of the 1950s, according to co-founder Orion Creamer. You can buy Retro fridges, ranges, microwaves and dishwashers in eight standard colors: Beach Blue, Pink Lemonade, Cherry Red, Buttercup Yellow, Jadite Green, Black, White and Orange. (Custom colors are available, too.)