In lieu of red, pink can be a lovely, contemporary design-forward way to bring festive color to your home. We love how the pink bow on this wreath cleverly draped on a shower door is echoed in the pretty pink bow-ornamented package outside the bathroom door here.
Flowering dogwood, unfurling blooms in pink or white, is the ballerina of the spring garden, extending delicate branch-arms cradling upward-facing blooms. When planting flowering dogwoods, choose the site carefully. “Morning sun is really critical to beat anthracnose fungus, which can kill a dogwood,” Andes says. “If you can give them afternoon shade, the trees tend to bloom longer, with flowers lasting a couple more days.”
For cool-region gardens, it’s tough to beat the stunning spring beauty of lupine. This native sends up flower spikes in a host of hues, including purple, white and pink. Lupines unfurl strongly textural leaves with finger-like edges. Dew and raindrops pool in leaf centers, adding sparkle to plants. This native readily self-sows, delivering different colors in future generations. Sow this beauty in drifts so you can cut flower spikes for the vase, where they linger up to two weeks. Look for varieties that grow to different sizes. This pretty pink bloomer is Lupinus polyphyllus ‘Minarette’. It grows 18 inches tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 3-7.
The design for this sweet nursery aimed to be soft and feminine and able to grow with its young owner. Walls are neutral for flexibility; color comes from furniture and decor in different shades of blush and pink.
Pops of pink throughout this guest bedroom give it a sophisticated vibe. The comfy, white bed sits in front of a framed floral wallpaper with white, pink and green colors, which naturally draws the eye to the velvet pink window treatments and on to the pink patterned area rug.