The table is oak in color with the pockets matching. The sights are white/pearl. The room is neutral in color. However, I have a shuffleboard table that black with the board being oak. That is the main reason I was thinking of the black cloth with the oak table.
I will be installing overhead lights on the table, so lighting shouldn't be an issue.
The reasons I was told not use black was that it could cause reflections or problems with shadows. As far as cleanliness goes, I know it will show dirt and my maintenance will be higher.
I really like the look of the black cloth, but if playability is affected, I would rather go with a different color.
Has anyone played on a black table or are these concerns mentioned legit?
Also, I never realized what was behind tennis courts, ping pong tables, and pool tables commonly being green.
Would there be any disadvantages to light colored cloth on a pool table? I am asking since the dark colors seem to be hard to keep up and I really don't care for traditional green. How about a light blue or grey?