This is a color study lesson. When you take two complimentary colors and use them as straight color
they look way too bright, jarring, and probably ugly, but take variations of the same colors and they start to look pretty good.
Sam red and green, same design layout, but this time I used variations of red and green prints to make things more eye pleasing. I even painted some of the green print to give it a better color and obscure the print a bit. It worked!