I was out riding, and my bars were looking and feeling pretty haggard...so I stopped and picked up some bar tape. They didn't have orange, so I got white. Needless to say I was disappointed by the result....
Problem with the white is that it gets dirty... immediately. But, sometimes its more important to color coordinate. I like both. The white is a little less flashy and more sophisticated... as sophisticated as color matched bar tape can make a bike.
Seconded. Match the saddle or have some other color coordination (rims). My white grips are filthy, but it's a sign that I ride and ride all over my grips (depending on the ride type). For instance, I plan to dirty my drops some more early in the mid-morning tomorrow.
Now what you really needed if you were going to go with the white tape, is the glow in the dark tape! I have some waiting for my bars when I get sick of the green I currently have on there, can't wait to test it out ;o)