A light or graduated gray background goes with everything! If our client does not need to match existing headshots, we recommend a light gray background, unless the company's website colors need to be considered. A light gray background goes with all outfits, hair colors, etc.
Sometimes a client requests a white (or hi-key) background. We can of course do that, but we recommend that if the page where the photos are to be placed, online or in print, is white, a thin "keyline" is used so that the images have a border and not blend with the page in 3 sides.
Location: Newport Beach, California.