Various shades of white have always been the choice when decorating a home. The reasons behind this is white paint acts as a blank canvas & a safe option. Which is true, however using colour as a backdrop in your home can really change your living spaces.
Perhaps your choice is to use white or lighter colours throughout the living areas then try using a stronger shade in the bedroom to create a difference and show off personalities in the rooms.
A darker colour can act as a brilliant background for the doors, trims, linen and accessories to create the appropriate mood in the room.