09/06/2012 02:11 pm ET Updated Nov 06, 2012

7 Spicy Hot Color Palettes To Fire Up A Living Room


Consider cranking up the heat in your living or family room by painting your walls in spicy shades of red, yellow or orange. Keep in mind that pure, high-intensity versions of these hues can feel overwhelming -- especially in a small space that gets little to no natural light. If you have a small living room or lack ample windows, try keeping the majority of the space white or bathed in a light neutral, then turn up the volume by adding splashes of a more vibrant color.

To see these hot colors, head over to Houzz.