Can there be such a thing as the 'wrong' colour?
Rosemary mentioned in the comments on this post using colours she had loved in Norway on her English house but finding they did not look right, and I recently read about someone living in Georgia trying to use soft 'English 'greens in her garden but finding that with the red clay soil and a lot of red dust in the air this didn't work either. (It reminds me of bringing souvenirs you love home from foreign holidays and realising you don't love them here!)
We gardened in Cyprus for a few years and found that the gentle, subtle Northern colours I favoured were so insignificant looking in the strong light as to be almost invisible. I think that municipal planting in some Scottish towns often mistake 'bright' for 'light' and can look garish in the extreme (colours which would have worked in Cyprus..). I also think that blue on buildings very rarely works in Britain, except perhaps soft blues in Suffolk or by the sea in the south of England, or muted blues by Farrow and Ball, but the kind of blues you see which thrill you in Greece look horribly wrong here to my eyes.
So I do think there is such a thing as the wrong colour.
It's a fascinating subject, don't you think?
Colour, in painting and in the garden is my favourite subject, so more soon....