The consensus is to keep the deep colors in a warm palette, like rich browns, burgundy, and golden tones. Blues and greens can lean towards being too cold and depressing. But like I always say, it's all about context; there are no recipes for a successful color scheme.
“People are always afraid of things becoming too dark or depressing. Even though they seem compelled to use deeper colors, they want to know, is this going to make the room appear too small, or ruin my life?”Deep colors can work beautifully, but some colors look better in dark shades than others. -NYT
Have you taken any risks with color in your house? Were they successful?