Pink and pastels are fine for some purposes.
The Astilbe, bought in all its colors reverts to this pink. There are pink Astilbe stem to stern.
Red has been on my mind today. Red is bold. I am thinking of a cozy cabin with red trim. What would that be like? What should the house color be with red trim?
Stark white is not an option for a wet, often muddy, deep green forest or the generally filthy inhabitant lurking the grounds.
Blue is good. Blue has a chance.
Green is the standby color. It is just too obvious to capture my color imagination.