Noticed lately: old-fashioned iron radiators painted in vibrant colors.
Here's a collection of images that inspire us; for instructions on painting a traditional cast-iron radiator, go to Casa Sugar.
Above: A radiator and its fellow pipe are gloriously conspicuous. (To try this at home, use a paint that is designed to withstand high heat; Krylon makes a line of High Heat & Radiator Paints.) Photograph by Christopher Baker for Blueprint Magazine.
Above: A bright red radiator in the home of Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller, via Design Sponge.
Above: Heating made into minimalist art, via Office for Word and Image.
Above: A raspberry colored radiator; spotted in Toast's winter catalog.
For more, see "Walls, Windows & Floors: White Paint Roundup."