Originally Posted by Faster
Colour really is a personal preference.... Another advantage of using black on top of the red is that you'll be able to see when the black has sloughed off when the red reappears.
Our catboat is red and it looks right somehow. Our Islander is blue and I am getting tired of it.
Faster's point about having a "flag color" under your finish color is good practice. Remember it is a simple thing to change so don't spend any sailing time deciding. Perhaps next year you will try something else as long as it is compatible.