As far as colorways, obviously black is always a winner. Lately, I've really liked the royal blues (think the color from the Nixon 51-30 Rubber watch). Add that color with black or a lime green and I think it is very current. I also have always liked red with a silver or grey.
Yeah, I like darker colours for snowboarding gear cause it doesn't get all marked up from trees, etc. Some kind of charcoal/gunmetal grey kinda thing would work well with a deep red too. I painted my old living room a deep red/red wine colour that would make a great colour for snowboarding gear.