I like a pop of primary colour, but in places where it can be easily changed - cushions, table napkins, flowers, cards, towels or even a wooden gate (though I don't think I will ever change the red gate.)
See posts here, here and here
The Scandinavians are fond of white, and the Venetians of warm rich reds and greens, the English fell in love with Farrow and Ball - I wonder why the differences? I love visiting stylish places and theatrical places. I have a memory of glancing through a window in Woodstock in Oxfordshire at a room almost entirely decorated in jade green and thinking I will do a room in that colour one day. I haven't found the right room yet...
What are your influences?