We've been developing a mobile app, and now we're researching the perfect colors for it.
I've noticed that most mobile retail/list apps use white and gray as their normal GUI colors. For example, mobile apps like Airbnb, Walgreens, Zillow, Old Navy (which have a color associated to it) use white or very light gray in the background header.
Obviously, there are exceptions where the app header has a background color (i.e.. Walmart, Target, Amazon). But most of the apps use white and gray and very light neutral colors.
Is it a risk adding a background color to a new mobile app?