Well, ideally I would want the design to be a black shirt with white design. And I chose this because even though the design is basically half white half black, I like the look of black shirts better and they are more opaque. Also, because fading is inevitable, I would rather have slight fade of white on a black shirt (because white seems to fade less in the wash than black) than more fade to gray on a white shirt. However, I feel like the design would work independent of the shirt color. And since black ink is cheaper and easier to apply, as well as white shirts being the cheapest to produce, DBH might want to resort to black ink on a white shirt. Either is fine pretty much.