Cayenne is a bold orange red color that takes its name from the fiery pepper. This hue can wake up tired color schemes and infuse new life into interiors. Because of its depth and richness, it is well-liked by both interior decorators and fashionistas. In large doses and dark rooms, this extremely confident color can overwhelm, but when used judiciously, it shouts “energy.” Cayenne pairs well with warm shades of blue, and when mixed with purple and red it makes a dynamic statement. Well-lit rooms with white walls may lack energy, and if so, painting one wall this color as an accent makes a dramatic, attractive statement. Using this hue to create an accent wall works throughout the house, from living areas to music rooms. Pillows and throws in this color add energy to living rooms, especially when added to furniture in neutrals such as beige, taupe, and ivory. This hue looks good with brown. It easily evokes the autumn season, speaking of fall foliage and landscapes that are making one final glorious statement before winter arrives. In the fashion world, this not-quite-red hue is a popular hair color as well as a lipstick shade. Dramatic nails, anyone? Paint them cayenne and watch all eyes turn to your hands. Shawls, skirts, blouses, pants, and sweaters in this hue are autumn staples.