I have a the same tie but in a lighter shade I usually wear it with a solid charcoal or navy suit.
Here is a photo ethandesu took from a while back.
I sincerely like both ties. If anything the darker is the bolder and you able to get away with taht against a interesting but not loud jaket and minor shirt balance. 2nd looks more at ease.
A metaphor might be that the first is a swift slap across the face, and the second a caress.