This is a guest post by Ari Herzog.
You should not leave color swatch designs solely to the decision of your graphic/web designer — but also keep in mind your target demographic visiting your website and reading your content. Ages and geographical location of that target should be considered but a lot of weight should also be placed on culture.
If your target visitor is from Asian heritage, you probably do not want to display white on your website (which begs the question why gov.cn disregards this best practice). Because visitors from Far East nations are not the target readership of B-List Marketing, white is probably an okay choice.