i'm certain you can use dark burgundy without any problems. as long as the color is sufficiently dark enough not to reflect much light, you should be fine. make sure to post pics when you're done.
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Black or Charcoal gray is optimal. Burgandy is fine. If you use medium to dark colors they will all work ok. If you use light contrast trim or carpet with contrast design they will all "pop" out and highlight when the picture gets bright. Avoid chrome, brass and poster frames with glass for the same reasons. Real movie theaters are dark and plain on the inside.
Suggestion - go to a photography store and purchase an 18% neutral density gray color card. Take it to the paint store and ask them to match it, try a pint first. Be sure to request deep tint base, this will have more earthy tones than a light base which has the battleship gray look.
If you like the color, go ahead. I had it lightened up a little so the room was not too dark.
Neutral density gray reflects visible wavelengths relativle equally and will not change your perception of color from reflected light. Think of walking in to a room with 6500 K light in a white linen suit. Any color on the walls will be picked up in the perception of the color of the white suit. The gray will let the suit appear white.
Widescreen Review has a great write up on home theater set up on some of their back issues - most notably Imaging Science 2000.