This black and white Dogwood Point china pattern from Kate Spade is not new -- I think it came out in the spring -- but I've decided it's my favorite of all the black and white, textile-like dinnerware patterns out there. Imagine the many looks you could achieve with this pattern and various solid color table linens, punctuated with colorful fresh flowers.
If you are drawn to a bit of black and white but prefer a softer feeling overall, the bedroom below might inspire you. Another Kate Spade design, this time for the Hampton Designer Showhouse 2004, this summer house guest bedroom is so light and breezy. I love how the delicate yellow, white and green combination is cut with a touch of sharp black.