My favorite shade of blue for a background with the must have "star fetish" for my desktop. Keeping the minimalistic approach. Beveled 3d monsters to give your desktop that "ohhh so creepy feel".
AND just so I don't get blamed for working for the NY times I found the monsters on some wierd purple crappy background picture somewhere online. Just redid the colors, background, stars, logo, bevel ...yadda yadda.... :-