With regard to colour reproduction basically every printer and paper type combination will produce a slightly different shade and type of finish.
With ink-jets the amount of ink laid down on the paper is generally matched to the quality of the paper, it's thickness, how absorbent it is, which are all part of the set-up.
So printing at high ink rates - photo quality say - on plain 80/90gsm paper will just over-saturate the paper - make it too wet. The colours may be darker, but fine detail, say brick courses, might disappear under the weight of ink.
More ink on photo type paper will produce deeper/richer colours/shades, but unless it's on matt paper then it's very glossy and reflective.
Importing a file into a photo editor like Elements or Gimp you can 'adjust' the colour balance quite simply using levels. There is usually a drop down menu for the Red/Green/Blue channels which can be individually changed (slider scales). It is the mix ( balance) of these that produce the actual shade.
If you experiment you'll soon see what is possible. Often only very small changes are needed to change/alter/remove what is generally called a 'colour cast' such as the green tint in the road colour. Basically either reduce the green, or increase the red/blue.
Some printers - the Epson range I have found generally have the best software/biggest range of adjustments - allow these types of adjustments along with many others in the printer software so you don't need a photo editor.