I have had my own affairs with red over the years. The very first couch I ever purchased years ago from Pottery Barn had a dark red slipcover for winter and when we bought our first house I had the living room painted red. We also painted our dining room a dark green/blue color. I think we were sick of having to live with renter white walls and so we went a little overboard with the color.
While my house is now filled with more blue and white rather than bright colors I still love a touch of red or bold color in the right places.