This is kinda why I'm curious about the specific colorblindness of mreams. Most commonly, people have a hard time with red and green distinction, which would confirm for me that the green I see in the bourbon color is more than my overactive artistic sensitivity to color. I don't like bourbon for this very reason. I don't care how good they look in natural light, if I go indoors and I hate them, which I am afraid will be the case.
I chalked it up to the lighting characteristic of this particular store, and in particular the darker area in which I sat at the time. The color balance was super wacky, and colors were also dull and muted. Here is an in-store pic of a walnut calf Strand next to walnut shell, and it's a decent representation of how things could look drab and lifeless in that light.
Outside of the store, colors came to life.
Also, 100% agreed that it makes zero chance to buy a color you do not prefer.