(pronounced like the individual words)
The term itself hints at its relative lack of excitement: colorless, yet useful and necessary. A white paper is what you call a detailed or authoritative report on a subject. As you can imagine, they usually read like academic research and concern themselves with informing, not entertaining. White papers regarding the interior design industry are being published all the time with subjects like “Health Risks of Children in Day Care Facilities,” “Difficulties in Code-Compliant Aisle Lighting Design,” and “Individual Characteristics and Open-Plan Office Design.” Check out informedesign.com for an extensive list.