Too late to amend my previous post with this afterthought:
Just to give you an idea of how strange some colours can be while working on them, can I point you to my 'Honeymoon Portrait'. (http://www.crossstitchforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=26356
The side of my wife's nostrils are scarlet, there is no other description. And there are green & tangerine colour stitches in her teeth. Pinks, purples, blues, greens & yellows all make up the skin colour along with the browns you'd expect. However, it all worked out in the end. It is possible that this one will too.