So I've noticed this trend with layouts lately and it is bothering me! I've seen so many Gorgeous layouts with beautiful colors and designs that use Black and White photos! I don't get it.
Don't get me wrong, B&W can look great with certain themes and color schemes, but I've seen them used with beautiful pastel colors, or bright, vibrant colors and it just doesn't seem to fit. In my opinion, a layout should accent the photo and highlight it. So when you have bright colors and a B&W photo, your eye wants to focus on the colorful embellishments rather than the photo.
Has anyone else noticed this? Or am I crazy for thinking that a great layout can be ruined by a B&W photo?