As promised, this week we are looking at how to add a touch of heat to a black and white palette. I’m suggesting to think pink!
Hot pink is making inroads, again, into home decor. Shocking to the eye at first, it soon asserts itself much like the flavor of the pink pepper – when used sparingly – it is warm with a lingering romantic after taste!
The hue is delicious.
Room setting at Phelan’s
So, here is a strategy to fire up a palette without totally burning it up. Here are two more groups of accessories available on our floor.
Add a magenta pillow to your sofa. Add a fuchsia orchid anywhere. Add electric-pink stemware to the formal dining table. Add a handful of pink peppercorns to your Lucite pepper grinder. Add a touch of heat.
Be warned: Hot pink is dramatic. It is confidence. It is ego. It must be controlled. In the era of Hollywood Regency design, this one color demanded a presence of front and center on the set, and yet when used with restraint, never stole the show. It simply added a touch of heat!
If the hue of hot pink doesn’t add enough heat for your decorating style, stay with me because we will burn it up with lipstick red . . . caliente!
If you have photos you’d like to share of your successful hot ( pink or red) decorating ideas please send them to me. I’d be pleased to post them.
If you are in a dilema, let me help.
Interior Designer / Phelan’s Interiors