While I do not have children, I was one once, and if we had white rugs or carpet or walls, my poor mom wouldn't have been able to keep it for long! Water coloring splatters, juice, slinging off muddy shoes, and all the proper tools for learning just don't seem to fit in an all white interior.
Color enhances mood. Moods, whatever they are, are indeed colorful. People are colorful, so I am stumped.
Even cream colors, beige, and very light pastels are more interesting than WHITE. Give me natural wood textures, bright walls, and b+w art on a colored wall any day over feeling like I can't actually 'live' fully in a stark white room. Any insight or explanation of this trend is welcome, because I would love to be able to understand it. I can completely understand a white accent wall to showcase art maybe, but an all white room or rooms..... leaves me confused. Is it because it is easier to repaint? Is it because there isn't a whole lot of thought going into the exact shade?