Angela Todd Portland Interior Designers

The New Hot Pink


I am crazy about using pink as an accent color this season. This isn’t just any old pink – dusty, rich hot pink to be exact.

Used as accent color, pink is very crisp, sophisticated and updated.  It has a sassy element and sings in rooms with complex blues, greens, charcoals, whites and browns this season.

I thought I outgrew pink in the late 80s when it was all the rage in fashion.  I was in high school and we called it fuchsia.  I had fuchsia shoes, a fuchsia tank top, handbag and even a fuchsia dress. Over time my pink passion lost its luster. Like a song that gets played on the radio too much, fuchsia lost its appeal for me along with MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This”.

uptown-country-home2 I missed my sassy, edgy friend.  After 20 years I am glad to see her back in vogue.  Now I just need to buy some accessories and some pumps.

Photos courtesy of Design Sponge.


  1. David says

    Since I am someone who has known you for over 20 years, I remember your hot pink clothes at the school dances.

  2. says

    Maybe, like MC Hammer says, Pink is “Too Legite To Quit!” Great article. I am glad it’s back too. Now to find someone who will let me use it. AZ interiors are just too boring, I mean too “refined”. Do you think I can convince them it’s a new neutral? Ah, ha!

    • says

      Michelle – There is no doubt some colors have a regional quality. Perhaps pink is easier in Portland and terra cotta is easier in Arizona. I have seen your work, and I have no doubt you can talk clients into pink. Your talent is amazing.

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