White is almost universally considered to be the color of purity and innocence. The color white is also associated with hope whereas other colors are associated with other emotions. The word for white seemed to have originated in one of the Proto-Indo-European languages, but then evolved in its meaning and spelling when it was adopted by the Proto-Germanic peoples.
White is particular hard to clean and maintain. Its simplistic and pure look is unmistakable and extremely versatile in styling an outfit. You may recall the iconic Elvis in a white suit, or the ironic scarface in his white suit gunning down the bad guys. White is one of the most powerful colors in your arsenal.