These don't scare me. It's not too bold. They are PERFECT! Look at how many different ways there are to play with black and white stripes: in a conference room, in a kitchen, in a powder room, in a bedroom, in an office, in a living room and in an entryway. Thick stripes, thin stripes, horizontally, vertically, wallpaper, paint, with an accent or without. Notice that there are lot of mirrors pictured here that add to the optical illusion and break up the wall and all those stripes. I love black and white with one bold accent color but there are also great examples here of the stripes as a key component of an eclectic room where other patterns are in play. Go forth and find inspiration in these images!