Yeah, I know the feeling. Put a scratch in your new wood dresser and it’s patina. Find the scratch when it’s delivered and it’s damage! I don’t think you will find anyone else saying it’s red (you could use Neva’s flag) and I don’t want to get into sources while I’m still working on a draft, but I think it’s pretty solid.
In working on this, I think I’m going to revise my facings page. It looks like лиловый may be better translated as lilac than as purple, after all. And apparently there were two shades of rose being used, beyond the light and pale shades