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Paris Hilton Implores You to Add Pink to Your Kitchen

The star’s forthcoming home-goods collection is colorful, fun, and fully self-aware
Paris Hiltons new Be An Icon collection will be available at Walmart starting October 25.
Paris Hilton’s new Be An Icon collection will be available at Walmart starting October 25.Photo: Brendan Forbes/KGM Entertainment Inc

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It is now a fact that is, if not widely acknowledged, at least hard to dispute: Paris Hilton is an astute businesswoman. She has her own agency, a music career, a podcast, and recently walked the runways in Paris Fashion Week. While Hilton has evolved from the ditzy Simple Life character of the early aughts, her image is still greatly tied to the era that saw her meteoric rise into the public eye. Case in point: a “That’s Hot” mug and mug warmer in her new Be an Icon collection, available later this month at Walmart.

The line, a collaboration between Hilton and housewares company Epoca, offers a wide variety of pink-on-pink cookware, serving-ware, and gadgets, all very on-trend at the moment. “I invented Barbie core,” Hilton laughs. (More muted colors like eggshell are available as well.) But ever the evangelist, Hilton urges folks to give her signature shade a try. “My advice is if someone doesn't have pink in their kitchen, they should, because it just will brighten up their day.”

The line might seem like a surprise to some, but after Hilton’s delightful Netflix show Cooking with Paris, where she shared both her triumphs and pitfalls in the kitchen, she proved herself to be a charming homemaker. The mother to son Phoenix, eight months, (with husband Carter Reum), sees it all as part of her throughline. “I love that character; it is just something that will always be a part of me since The Simple Life, and I just feel like it's the more fun side of me, because I obviously have my serious side with my business, but I’m also a kid at heart and I’m very girly, and I like to be silly. But it was definitely an inspiration for this line.”

Never one to rest on her laurels, Hilton is looking forward to the next phase of the line. “I'm excited to get more into homeware and into furniture and into doing different baby products,” Hilton shares. “I feel like the sky is really the limit, and I’m just excited to add more things to my ever-expanding brand.”

What city do you live in?

Beverly Hills.

Describe the style of your home in one sentence.

On brand—when you walk in, you immediately know it’s my house just because it’s just so fun and eclectic and unique, it’s like walking into this magical world.

The line includes cookware, a beauty fridge, mugs, tumblers, and even a microwave popcorn popper.

Photo: Brendan Forbes/KGM Entertainment Inc

What is one kitchen item you use every single day?

From my new cookware collection, and it's my coffee mug that says be an icon.

What is your favorite gadget or appliance?

My new beauty fridge from my line, and I love that it has a cool setting and also a warm setting. I have two of them, and I keep one in my bedroom next to my bed on cold, and it has my eye masks and face mask. And then I have another one that I put in my spa area so that I have warm towels ready to go.

Clean Ceramic Nonstick Cast Aluminum Cookware Set with Heart Shaped Lid Knobs

3-Piece Ceramic Bowl Set

What is your bedtime ritual?

My bedtime ritual is I have this machine called a Ballancer Pro, which is an electric lymphatic machine, which I'm obsessed with. And I do that as well as listen to this thing called Sleep Fan, which is an app that has white noise that helps me relax. I have all my little skin care gadgets and kind of just lay in bed with a face mask, and then I'll put on an LED light and then my eye masks and just kind of chill and do some self-care.

What is your ideal bedding setup?

Lots of pillows, probably 10 pillows on the bed. Lots of blankets, I love a duvet. And then on top I have a very fluffy blanket and my other little blanky that I love. So I have just lots of blankets and pillows, sleep masks, silicone earplugs, a Hatch that has music that plays as well, and a humidifier and fans and I like to have it to around 65 degrees. So very cold and cozy.

Hatch Restore 2 Sunrise Alarm Clock, Sound Machine, Smart Light

Paris Hilton Mini Refrigerator and Personal Beauty Fridge

Which room in your house is your favorite and why?

My sliving [Hilton’s portmanteau for “slaying” and “living”] spa, because I'm obsessed with wellness and anything that has to do with antiaging. And I have a four-person hyperbaric chamber, a huge cryotherapy machine, HydraFacial machines, and this huge Omnilux laser machine. Literally, when you walk in you feel like you're walking into a real spa that has all the medical grade equipment and the LED sauna, my Sunlighten, which I'm obsessed with. I have a huge four-person one, and I go in there and spend hours doing business calls or other tasks.

Describe one item in your home that you brought back from a trip.

I just got this really amazing mirror in New York and it’s really big and kind of wavy and it has these neon lights that light up. So it‘s the perfect selfie mirror to take cute pictures of my outfits.

What object in your house has extra sentimental value?

One of my favorite things is right when you walk into the entrance way, I have this giant toy llama that Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé Kardashian sent for Phoenix [Hilton’s son] when he was born. He loves animals, and he loves his puppies, and he loves the llama. Every time we walk by it, he wants to go pet it. It's just so adorable and puts a smile on my face every time I walk in because I'm obsessed with llamas, and it just looks so cute, and everybody who walks in is like, “Oh, my God.” They assume it's a real llama because it looks so realistic.

What is the oldest thing in your house?

My mom bought me this beautiful antique boudoir, and I have all 29 fragrances from my line, so I have all of those displayed in there with all my favorite perfumes, and it’s just so beautiful. It reminds me of when I was little. I would always go into my mom's boudoir with my sister, and we would try on all her perfumes. I had a dream one day of having my own perfume.

What is the newest thing in your house?

Newest thing is a cool neon sign. I'm building a gaming area because I just released my new Roblox world called Sliving Land. So I had this custom neon sign made by Yellow Pop. It’s this really cool neon pink, and it has the Sliving Land logo, and I'm just picking out all the other things for my gamer-girl area.

Do you have a room or area that serves an unusual purpose?

I turned one of my living rooms into a room where I have a lot of meetings. I do all my fittings, my business deals, and I’ve also built a full-on photo studio there because I’m trying to do as much as possible from home so I can be with my baby. So instead of going to a studio, we just have it at the house and build a podcast studio and a recording studio so I can do my podcast, my new album, and my photo shoots as much as possible so I can just be with my baby as much as I can.

What would you change about your home if you could choose only one thing?

I wouldn’t change anything. I just feel so happy. We moved in last year, and I’ve just made it so much fun, and it makes me smile every day.