I'm sure many of you have heard "decorating experts" encourage people not to be afraid of color. Recently, when working on a friend's bathroom we were talking with the tile showroom's sales person who made a comment about how we should put color and the wall and not go with "vanilla". An undertermined "off white" is what we will use but, I am always amazed when people think that going with "white" is playing it safe.
Color or lack there of is a personal preference. It really isn't any different than what kind of food you prefer, or kinds of books you like to read. Personally, I tend toward neutral walls for my living spaces and create interest with furnighings and accents. Let it be said I am not against color. I love color but. I need to use it where it feels comfortable to me. Think about what colors and to what extent the use of color you are comfortable with when decorating your spaces.
One of the best tips I can offer is, when choosing a wall color DO TEST SWATCHES!!! The best way is to paint a sample on a piece of cardboard or posterboard. This way you can move the sample to different walls at different times of day. It will look different every time!