Christmas Colors

From time to time I hear a comment about how the main color scheme they see on the MD site (red and green) reminds them of Christmas. The strange thing to me is they say it like it’s a bad thing—I mean, who doesn’t want to feel like they’re going Christmas shopping for their new WordPress Theme?

I also get “color psychology experts” explaining to me how harmful red is for conversion rates, and then the inevitable suggestion of using blue or green instead. I wonder what the effect of blending in with 99% of other Internet brands will have on my conversion rates?