Quite often the term "contractor white" or "apartment white" is used, in a way, with many of my friends that always make me chuckle a bit. Their lips turn down and they even shudder a little when they say it. I understand what they are trying to convey, but honestly--I haven't met a white I didn't like. It's all about context.
Don't get me wrong, color is a big part of my life and designs, but I geek out over the use of white in a room and making it feel less than ordinary.
It can go from making your room feel crisp, cool and modern to soft, earthy and classic. There are so many hues and textures to play with that it's ginormously unfair to ever call white "boring."
Below are some example of the color in question making it's point,
"Please stop shaking your head when you speak of me. I can see you doing it. I'm IN the ROOM!"