After seeing a pic last week, I wanted to put red brake and shift cable housing on my red Lotus mixte. The mixte is fire engine red. I emailed Harris Cycles to ask if their cables were fire engine red instead of an orange red. Their reply: The red of the housing varies. The shift is different from the brake. Neither is bright red. There is almost no possibility the red of the housings will match any existing red you've got. The odds are very poor.
So, am I out of luck? Anybody have any experience with this?