When I look at my wardrobe I find it is made up of appox. 80% black shirts. And this was even before I moved to New York, where it's the city's uniform.
When a client is ever in doubt about wall color and just wants to play it "safe"--I go with white. Pure white.
When I'm a bit out of sorts, I watch an old B&W film, pour myself a good Scotch and I'm on the road to recovery.
If there's a photo you've had for a while that you're not too fond of, have it converted to B&W.
You'll like it better. Trust me.
I love my iPad and all sorts of other gadgets, but nothing thrills me more than getting a hold of a hefty Sunday New York Times with all that glorious Black Type on White paper.
You get the idea.
When in doubt, in life and in design. go with the tried and true classics. -angelo