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For those of you who prefer to plant perennials you have some great choices for dark colored plants. They are:
Aquilegia (several varieties), Geranium phaeum (several varieties), Hellebores (again, several choices), Penstemon 'Midnight,' Primula and Viola (a huge selection.
Many of these plants come in plain black or the flower may have another color in it, either way, they are easy to care for and will come back year after year.