I have been liking a monochromatic background. Lots of places for the eye to rest. On this last layout, I went a bit more white. I tend to like some color though, so I added in punches of pink and green.
The photo was full of color and I like the contrast!
Love this collection by Teresa Collins...Sweet Afternoon! It is a beauty. I combined some Spring Fling with this page to add those punches and keep the eye moving. I always use a visual triangle. See the three green elements...they create one and enclose the photo.
I love how the photo plays off the white with white and soft yellow. Fun trend.