I love doing designs on white, but white can look really stark against my skin. As such, I prefer to use an off-white, neutral-ly color like this one when I can get away with a substitute. This color is one of my favorites! I used two coats with no top coat in the pictures shown above.
On a side note, this is what I started out with for my Birch/Pink Nike Vandal nail look. My nails look ridiculously long in these swatches without the design! This is probably the longest I've ever grown out my nails.