Me and Neil were chatting about paint colours for No. 42 the other day. I asked him which wall sample he preferred in each of the rooms and he replied: "I don't mind, as long as the whole house isn't grey. These samples all look grey" Oopsy!
Black and white is a traditional color scheme, obviously, but adding red into the mix just requires the colors to a completely new degree of energy. Black is best utilised in little doses as an accent. Somewhat black will go a ways.