Have you ever wondered why virtually all model homes and apartments contain only white-walled rooms? The answer is simple: white works. White is clean, open, invigorating -- and it goes with anything. Use a few white furnishings to call attention to colored pieces you'd like to accent, like that blue Chinese vase. If you'd like visitors' focus to be on their chic surroundings, paint the room white to draw focus to the space's décor elements. Just make sure to keep all your white objects, furnishings and accessories clean. Dust and dirt are not the hallmarks of wealth.