I need to buy a new backdrop as my old one is worn out. It is a lovely deepish purple chenille and I have very much liked the quality of blackout it has given to the back of b&w portraits, in both natural light and flash. My question may sound rather simple, but... can anyone recommend the best colour to go for, for b&w? I have never actually used black, for example, (is it a bit severe?) and I am wondering about getting dark or mid-brown because I like these tones for occasional colour. Or will it make little difference? Any comments on this would be welcome - I'm probably trying to kill more than one bird with one stone.