I NEED HELP!!!!!

Hi All.

I desperately need help. I'm in search of the perfect red. I bought this to test on my sideboard, and it looks so pink! It's just the first coat, so maybe 2 will do the trick? It's Ralph Lauren Mai Tai, # IB57. Looked okay on the swatch, not so much in person. Don't even try to pull it up online, because it looks AWFUL. Seriously. Is there a rule to reds that I don't know about? Am I supposed to be buying darker than I actually want? You would think now that sample are $3 a jar I'd be more apt to by several colors and try them out, but I'd rather put that money towards the paint, especially since I KNOW someone out there in blog world has the answer I need. I'd like a bright, but rich red. Deep, but not maroon. A classic red, like toenail polish, or maybe a smidge darker. If any of you know what I'm talking about, have a go-to red, or can show me an example (used in one of your projects), please let me know ASAP. I'd like to get started on this thing this weekend. Also, if you know the "secret language" of red(s), please drop me a line as well. Impart knowledge to me . . . .