I would always choose black over any other color but in this particular model I’d say cream. It’s so much more stunning!
I’m talking esthetic-wise only and that is why I did not get it because for a casual tote I wanted it to be as carefree as possible.
Also, I think I remember you choosing between this seasons black and beige deauville haha. If you decides to go black, maybe the pearl black but if you go beige I think this seasons beige will hide more dirt over this pearl beige.. just my two cents. Good luck!