I think the combination of black and white is beautiful, but something tells me these combos would look bad in any color.
Black is associated with power, elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery.
Black is a mysterious color associated with fear and the unknown (black holes)…usually has a negative connotation…denotes strength and authority; it is considered to be a very formal, elegant, and prestigious color…is the symbol of grief.
Black gives the feeling of perspective and depth…a black suit or dress can make you look thinner….a gallery of art or photography…use a black or gray background to make the other colors stand out…black contrasts well with bright colors. Combined with red or orange – other very powerful colors – black gives a very aggressive color scheme.
White is associated with light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity…considered to be the color of perfection.
White means safety, purity, and cleanliness…usually has a positive connotation…can represent a successful beginning…depicts faith and purity.
In advertising, white is…coolness and cleanliness…the color of snow…use white to suggest simplicity in high-tech products…appropriate color for charitable organizations; angels are usually imagined wearing white clothes…associated with hospitals, doctors, and sterility…use white to suggest safety when promoting medical products…often associated with low weight, low-fat food, and dairy products.
Source: Color Wheel Pro