grin. I would say you'll have to go with the color that your heart wants!
Most of us would advise black as a first, including myself!
But for my first chanel flap, I got a beige instead! And I have no regrets! I would have regretted if I bought the black and then had to wait (as I saved) to get my HG color flap bag.
Now, I'll be happily saving/waiting for a black Chanel piece.