I love the colour red, together with purple it's probably my favourite, but then I do like pale turquoise and I'm very fond of blue ----- well it's impossible because they all have their place, but red is definitely up there.
Of course red is a very Welsh colour, especially in our quilts. Our Rugby and other national teams play in red and the Red Dragon is our national emblem. However I feel that generally we are fairly timid using it in our homes.
This of course isn't confined to Wales - how many houses do you visit where rooms are mainly beige with shades of brown and maybe some black? Red is rarely used, yet it works so well, goes with so many other colours and certainly lifts a room!
When in doubt - add some red I say!