White was what i originally wanted...I was having the same problem....it does look pretty clean...but, since the dealer didn't have the white w/ the specs I wanted my next choice was IBP(blue)...and I love it...it really depends on what look you're going for...the blue/black adds a sporty touch...the blue/ivory...is sporty on the outside and luxury on the inside...the best of both IMO....hope this helps...goodluck.
Originally i was thinking blue or white. Thought the white would look badass with dark tint.
Then I saw a black IS and it REALLY caught my eye. Later i saw an SBM out of the corner of my eye and immediately noticed. One day i'm in my friends freshly cleaned black, and people kept gawking.
We came back from where we went and were sitting at a light. He says "whoa check it out...theres a white IS". I looked, didnt see it. Hes all "over there!" and is pointing. I still cant see it. He points again and...oh yeah there it is. Completely 100% not eye catching. Looked like a plain ol Mirage or Civic or something. Immediatele I crossed white off my list and decided on SMB (well technically IBP since no SBM in '02).
So, I went against white 'cause i felt it looked WAY too plain. I've even seen ones with white wheels and wasnt too impressed. My .02