I have always carried neutral colored bags, blacks and browns and burgundies. My rouge vif was the first "colorful" bag I had ever carried, but I still considered red to be a neutral. I have been wanting a black b-bag for a while because most of my shoes are black, but after carrying my black twiggy for a week, I find myself reaching for my red city because the black just doesn't seem to "pop." Oh no -- what is next? Blue, green, purple? Colors that I have never considered other than for an inexpensive evening bag to go with a specific dress.