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->''I'll wait in this place where the sun never shines''
->''Wait in this place where the shadows run from themselves''
-->-- '''Music/{{Cream}},''' "White Room"

A featureless white room. So featureless, in fact, that you can't even tell where the walls, floor, and ceiling end--they all blend seamlessly together under the uniform light, so the chamber looks more like a white void than a room. Sometimes, the only indication that it's ''not'' a void is the fact that the characters have something solid to stand on.

As literal white {{void|BetweenTheWorlds}}s represent some "other realm"--usually a result of a [[DreamSequence dream]] or crossing over to [[AnotherDimension another]] [[AlternateUniverse universe]]--physical rooms that replicate this visual effect will have the same connotations. They make excellent cells for imprisonment or interrogation--the absence of visible exits (or any sign that the outside world exists at all) implies [[SealedRoomInTheMiddleOfNowhere no possibility of escape]]. Or, the white can represent sterility, making these rooms suitable for otherworldly hospitalization. Or, it can represent the limitless possibilities of a blank canvas, so this room could be a currently-inactive [[{{Hologram}} holo]][[HardLight simulator]], or some other place where literally anything can happen.

Occasionally, there are a few pieces of furniture (color is optional) in the room for the characters to sit down and have a discussion. May be an extreme form of AsceticAesthetic. When this effect is produced unintentionally by poor description, it is a FeaturelessPlaneOfDisembodiedDialogue.

Often a sign of the LazyArtist in SequentialArt when the background is missing.

The diffused high-key light often makes this the opposite of {{Chiaroscuro}}.

See also MiseryLit for when a book presents the white void room on its cover to represent death.

May overlap with YouWakeUpInARoom.


* [[http://www.carmax.com/ Carmax]] had a series of TV commercials with people standing in a completely white room. Cars would appear and disappear in response to their description of what vehicle they wanted to buy. (The original ad bore an uncanny similarity to the "We'll need guns. Lots of guns" scene from ''Film/TheMatrix'', below.) A ''great'' deal of car commercials actually take place in the void.
* The Flo-based advertising campaign for Progressive Insurance.
** They've quickly evolved into the "people and furniture floating in a void" variety of this trope. In addition, the employees wear bleach-white clothing, and the furniture seems to be self-illuminated, and there are empty boxes labeled with policies. The white objects in the white void make the void more memorable than other settings where only the background is white. The white clothing makes it seems as if severed heads and severed arms are floating in the white void.
*** It is especially glaring when they spend most of the commercial avoiding this trope by concentrating on a more realistic, documentary style filmed in an actual parking lot, with "used car salesmen" type employees from a competing insurance company. Then we cut from the tacky documentary... to angelic Flo in her Progressive heaven for high contrast.
** The print ads and banner ads are more of the "photo shoot" variety found in the Real Life section of this page, with only the white void in the background, so you can focus on Flo's quirky, zealous visage.
* The setting of most Apple Computer ads since the introduction of [=OSX=], including the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2-UuIEOcss testimonial-based "Switch" campaign]], the Justin Long-John Hodgeman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgzbhEc6VVo "Mac vs. [=PC=]" ads]], and more recently the iPhone ads. The notable exception is the iPod ads, which lean more toward the [[DesignStudentsOrgasm opposite extreme]].
* A set of three UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation3}} commercials (one Nightmare Fuel) features a room likely meant to invoke this effect, but it's just a white room. '''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqkNPcUMffU This is the Nightmare Fuel one]].'''
* One of the more famous "Got Milk?" [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IF_iDHQNdY commercials]] involved a man who dies and wakes up in an empty white room in what seems to be heaven. Of course, then it turns out to be [[{{Hell}} the other place.]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qa50J7uEb_w This]] [[http://www.ennuestrasmanos.org/ En Nuestras Manos]] PublicServiceAnnouncement, featuring various [[CelebrityEndorsement celebrities]] in one, proudly showing their pulseras.
* Little Debbie's Fancy Cakes are white cakes always featured in this type of room, to seem more… fancy?

[[folder:{{Anime}} and Manga]]
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', any alchemist who opens the Gate of Truth is transported to a white void.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'': Zone resides in one of these.
* The [[YearInsideHourOutside Hyberbolic Time Chamber]], a.k.a. the Room of Space and Time, from ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' looks like a small but ornate building with two huge hourglasses flanking it, all of which is located in a white void.
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Homura's apartment is one of these.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ''Comicbook/XMen'' has the White Hot Room, which is sort of outside the universe and mostly seems to exist so that various wielders of the Phoenix Force (past and present) can talk to each other.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Invincible}}'', there's a room in the Pentagon that isn't actually a white void, but drugs in the water supply have mind-control ingredients that make everyone see it that way.
* In ''Comicbook/DoomPatrol'', former Brotherhood of Evil member Eric Morden volunteers for an [[EvilutionaryBiologist ex-Nazi scientist's]] experiment in which he's temporarily immobilized and placed in a spherical white room where he can do nothing but sit and stare at the whiteness until he goes mad. Eventually a tiny black dot, projected on the white expanse, seems to him to grow larger and larger until it transforms him into the abstract, shadowy villain Mr. Nobody with the power to drain the sanity from others.
* In one of Creator/WarrenEllis' issues of ''Dv8'', Copycat steps on a booby trap that apparently teleports her into one of these. [[spoiler: The white void later turns out to be a simulation, a result of being teleported to another room in the facility and hooked up to a virtual reality machine.]] She grows to like the isolation, because her SplitPersonality starts integrating, until her teammates pull an UnwantedRescue.
* Jean Van Hamme's ''Le Grand Pouvoir du Chninkel'' features ''le Non-Monde'' .
* The universe itself is turned into a very large one in ''ComicBook/ZeroHour: Crisis In Time'' after Hal Jordan as Parallax has finished erasing it with his entropy rifts, in which only a few surviving heroes get to witness him recreating the universe.
* ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'': The armory that contains the lost superweapons of the Shakara is inside a featureless white pocket dimension that is very reminiscent of the construct program in ''Film/TheMatrix''.
* ''ComicBook/TheGreatPowerOfChninkel'': G'wel and J'on are both thrown into the Non-World by the Immortals, a white space between the worlds. It turns out to be [[spoiler:the prison for king N'om, who defied O'ne by declaring himself a god in his place.]]

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* This trope's use in bad fanfiction is lampshaded in the anniversary chapter of ''FanFic/YouGotHaruhiRolled'', which begins [[BookEnds (and ends)]] with all the aliens standing around in one of these, after complaining that the anniversary chapter was just a reading of Literature/TheUglyBarnacle. [[spoiler:The real chapter starts immediately afterward.]]
* The room in FanFic/WhiteBox. Canvas seems pretty happy there, before he starts to remember colour...

* ''Film/{{THX 1138}}'' (pictured) is the {{Trope Maker|s}}.
* In ''Film/TheMatrix'', the Construct appeared like this when its users aren't running simulations. It could also be used to procure supplies to take into the Matrix, such as guns. Lots of guns. The Architect's lair would be this if he didn't stick a bunch of TV's to the wall.
* ''Film/MenInBlack'' has some, specifically the Deneuralizing Room. Eventually, we come to realize that it's basically a large toilet bowl.
* In ''Film/BruceAlmighty'' the [[MagicalNegro Supreme Being]] invites the protagonist into a white ''loft''.
* The Creator/VincenzoNatali film ''Film/{{Nothing}}'' is mostly set in a white void.
* The MadeForTVMovie ''Mr. Stitch'' ( a [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi]] [[Film/SyfyOriginalMovie Original]], mid-1990s, basically a very weird retelling of the Frankenstein story) featured a white room with minimalistic furniture, as the space where the titular creation spent his first several weeks of consciousness before escaping.
* The detention room in ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' is this, plus desks. The room also turns off the students' powers.
%%* The [[MindScrew "Midnight Radio"]] song in ''Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch''.
%%* The center of the Torus in ''Epoch''.
%%* The ending scene of ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''.
* The shower at the beginning of ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119809/ Nowhere]]'' is a white void room. The movie starts off with credits over a white screen and pans down, down, down to show the main character, named Dark, in a white void with gray steam. A shower head seemingly floating in space. The scene is shot from far away so that Dark looks dwarfed by the infinite whiteness on the screen. When his mother knocks on the bathroom door, the shower is seen for the cramped, normal utility that it is.
* The time travel chamber in ''Series/GuestFromTheFuture'' is a blank white room with a small control stand in the center.
* The Day Of Wonders virtual reality program in the ''Film/{{Apocalypse}}'' series by Cloud Ten Pictures takes place in a white room with the DigitalAvatar of TheAntichrist offering whoever enters it the MarkOfTheBeast, with the alternative being death, usually by [[OffWithHisHead decapitation]].
* ''Film/MissionToMars'' features one inside the Face of Mars.
* In Richard Lester's ''The Knack (and how to get it)'', Tom sees a room is for rent in the protagonist's home, moves in unannounced, and promptly starts painting everything in it white, including the furniture, floor and windowpanes. Tom is a bit mad, and was evicted from his last place for painting ''it'' white.
* Creator/NicoleKidman's character Suzanne Stone-Maretto often talks to the fourth wall while in one of these types of rooms in ''Film/ToDieFor.''
* ''Film/PoltergeistIII'': The [[WhatCouldHaveBeen original ending]] was supposed to show a progression through the apartment, where the environment goes from cold and icy, to more and more frosted over and blistery, until the FinalGirl reaches a bedroom, which has become the wintery center for the villain's rage, with nothing but a zero visibility blizzard surrounding the two as they stand amongst some frozen bodies that are strewn on and around some frozen furniture. No walls, just an expanse... as can be seen [[http://www.poltergeistiii.com/originalending.html here]] in general, and [[http://i46.tinypic.com/2z5jho7.jpg here]] in particular. However, the ending was reshot in a hurried manner, which shows some frost and mist in a shadowy bedroom, but otherwise avoids this trope.
* ''Film/{{Flashdance}}'' Alex and her friends work out in one of these rooms.
* In ''Film/{{Pi}}'', the protagonist finds himself in one of these. It's implied that he's [[NearDeathExperience standing on the border of life and death]] as he calmly starts to recite the universal number, which has previously been noted to possibly be God's true name. [[spoiler:He wakes up from this state, only to realize that he was probably hallucinating.]]
* ''Film/DaftPunksElectroma'' features one. Exaggerated to the point in where the workers in the room are also wearing white and don't have distinguishable outlines, resulting in them perfectly blending into the white walls.
* The portal rooms in the ''Film/{{Phantasm}}'' series have this.
* At the beginning of ''Film/UnderTheSkin'', the protagonist drags the body of woman into one of these, where she [[spoiler: takes her clothing for her own, so she can prey on hitchhikers.]]
* ''Film/OhGod'' - Jerry goes to one of these for his interview with God. Though not seamless, it definitely invokes this trope, everything seems to be covered in a coat of white paint. There's a window that overlooks what seems to be a black, white, and gray city.

* Creator/WilliamSleator's SF novel, ''Literature/HouseOfStairs'' where the setting is just a big white void… criss-crossed with stairs. And one toilet, and a pellet dispenser. And somewhere, presumably very far off, is an elevator that gets you out. That toilet is their only water supply (so they wash up in it too), and the only non-stairs element besides the machine. It constantly flushes, but still.
* Such a scene was included in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'' [[spoiler: Involving Harry meeting and speaking briefly with Dumbledore.]] It stops being a blank white room and becomes King's Cross Station fairly quickly, though. [[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows The film version]] goes both ways, being a blank white version of King's Cross.
* Inverted in ''The Time Ships'', by Creator/StephenBaxter. The Time Traveler is imprisoned by Morlocks by means of a single shaft of light in a seemingly-infinite ''black'' room. He's psychologically unable to walk out of sight of the beam.
* Played straight in ''Literature/DrFranklinsIsland'' by Ann Halam. Semi, the main character, and Miranda, her friend, are able to communicate through radio when they are animals, but in a white-void-like space where they both appear in their human forms, where Miranda has a strange black bracelet on her leg, the same as the one she is wearing to stop her flying away as a bird. Semi dislikes the white space, saying that it feels like being dead.
* Once [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles Harry Dresden]] [[spoiler: figures out who killed him]] in ''Ghost Story'', he is taken out of the BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind between [[spoiler:Molly and Corpsetaker]], and ends up in one of these while he talks to [[spoiler:Archangel Uriel]].
* ''Literature/TheMetamorphosisOfPrimeIntellect'' has several characters in a post-TechnologicalSingularity universe living in white void rooms. Most, though, find that they don't really want to live in a completely featureless white void, and and up decorating their living areas, thus completely missing the point of not owning anything when there's no longer any meaning to concepts like "home".
* The ''Website/TurkeyCityLexicon'' {{deconstruct}}s this trope under the name "White Room Syndrome." According to the Lexicon, to begin a story with "She awoke in a white room" is "a clear and common sign of the failure of the author's imagination," since, if you think about it, it's likely [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a barely coded description]] of the writer's own ideas slowly coming together while staring at a featureless blank white ''piece of paper.''
* Aside from the camera setup at one end and the television monitor setup at the other, the Television-Chocolate Room in ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory'' is "completely bare" and white thanks to the walls, floor, and ceiling being painted such, as well as the extremely bright light coming from overhead lamps (so bright that one cannot enter the room without donning special dark glasses).
* In ''Literature/InstrumentOfGod'', the magistrate tells two lawyers how they have a "stasis field" that suspends people in another area where ten minutes passes in their world no matter how long the person is in the field. In this case it's used to send someone to the prison law library, but in cases of misconduct or bad behavior ("sending them to Coventry") it can be turned into a completely white room. The magistrate even uses a ShoutOut to the White Room from ''Film/TheMatrix''. It's used for solitary confinement for disciplinary cases, generally one minute, but it's considered so bad a punishment that the maximum time the courts will allow them to use it is one hour.
* ''Literature/TheMazeRunner''. Thomas is placed in one at the end of "The Scorch Trials". Teresa tells him (via telepathy) that this is because he had started to show symptoms of the Flare, making him a danger to the other survivors. This turns out to be a lie; the real reason Thomas was placed in the white room was so that WICKED could stimulate a particular emotional response in him, enabling them to collect more killzone patterns.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* The PilotMovie of the Showtime series ''Series/OdysseyFive'' had one of these. It was where a member of a race of {{Sufficiently Advanced Alien}}s rescued the main characters and sent them to save Earth.
--> "God really IS an old, white guy."
* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'', the "White Room" that connects Wolfram & Hart's terrestrial office to the [[UltimateEvil Senior Partners]] was one of these, with a [[CreepyChild creepy little girl]] serving as the Conduit at first. Later, a large black panther assumes the role, and then, an evil doppleganger of the visitor. It's not a nice place to visit.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Most of the holding chambers in the Initiative are like this.
** D'Hoffryn's place of business is a featureless black void.
* For a really obscure example: A 1990s Comedy Central sketch-comedy show called "Limboland" was entirely set in one of these.
* ''Series/PennAndTellerBullshit'' takes place in one of these. True to the show's form of pooh-poohing hocus-pocus, though, the camera sometimes pulls out and reveals that the white void is just a set, with cameras and lights and crew (something that is very easy to forget when you only watch TV and movies from one side of the camera).
* The ''Series/{{Eyewitness}}'' series of science/nature documentaries is set in a kind of MishmashMuseum with animals of all sorts running about. This can be seen in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSNJpoUmJcg its opening sequence ]], where the camera zooms through the museum's bizarre floor plan. The walls also have screens and picture frames depicting various images from the natural world. The museum itself is shown as being like this throughout the documentaries themselves, with video clips being introduced by the camera panning to the screens and picture frames. It also had the added strangeness effect of the pictures depicted being different every time, because they would be related to the subject matter.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The show featured an early example in "The Mind Robber" serial, as the Doctor and his companions find themselves trapped in the land of Fiction. This being ''Doctor Who'', you actually ''could'' see the edges of the walls, but the cast never did...
** "Warrior's Gate" is set almost entirely in one of these, to eerie effect.
** Apparently, these were a fixture of Terry Nation's early scripts.
** In "Journey to the Centre of the [=TARDIS=]", [[spoiler:the heart of the [=TARDIS=]]] is one of these.
** The "kindness centre" in "The Girl Who Waited" is mostly made up of these.
** The Extraction Chamber in "Hell Bent."
* Used a few times in ''Franchise/StarTrek'', albeit they're not so much "rooms" as actual white voids:
** ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration''. At the beginning of the episode "Tapestry", Picard apparently dies on Dr Crusher's operating table after being shot through the heart. He wakes up in a bright white void in which he can make out a white-robed figure who reaches out to him... [[spoiler:only for it to turn out to be Q, who informs Jean-Luc that he's dead, Q is God, and they're going to spend eternity together. Picard is not convinced.]]
** In the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'' episode "The Visitor", a white void is used to represent the "subspace vacuole" that Captain Sisko is trapped in.
*** The realm of the Prophets looks like a white void before images of places and people start appearing.
** ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise''. T'Pol is shown meditating in a mental version of this to avoid distractions. Unfortunately she discovers her brief "[[InterspeciesRomance intimate relationship]]" with Trip Tucker has led to a [[MindlinkMates somewhat more permanent connection]] when he appears in there as well.
-->'''T'Pol:''' Why are you here?
-->'''Tucker:''' I was about to ask you the same thing. [[TalkingInYourDreams Is this a daydream?]]
-->'''T'Pol:''' I'm meditating. This is where I go in my mind.
-->'''Tucker:''' Well, I would've thought you'd pick a more interesting place. Like the beach, or one of those Fire Plains you showed me.
-->'''T'Pol:''' Please leave.
-->'''Tucker:''' Exactly where am I supposed to go?
* An episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' had Mulder captured and interrogated in one of these rooms.
* The 1990 political thriller ''Die Kinder'' shows how this can be created in real life; the protagonist is being interrogated in one, and a RevealShot shows it's a white dome tent with a floodlight shining on the outside.
* ''Series/YoGabbaGabba'': The show is set in a white void filled with miniature playsets, where toys come to life.

* The white background was [[http://goldenageofmusicvideo.com/?p=226 a popular design theme]] among post-punk and {{New Wave|Music}} musicians in the late 1970s and early 1980s, in keeping with the [[ThreeChordsAndTheTruth stripped-back sensibility]] that these genres developed from.
** The TropeCodifier for music videos is believed to be ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FabM1RJTkrY Pop Muzik']]' by M. The director, Brian Grant, [[http://goldenageofmusicvideo.com/?p=226 was on record saying]] that he was given a [[NoBudget budget limit of £2000]], so he had little choice but to produce the video on a 'white cyc' background and edit the video on the fly. The rest, as they say, is history.
** 999 - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMlpqOsc2BU&feature=player_embedded Homicide]]''
** Buggles - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8r-tXRLazs Video Killed The Radio Star]]''
** Music/ElvisCostello - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpprOGsLWUo&feature=player_embedded Pump It Up]]''
** Music/DavidBowie - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v--IqqusnNQ Life on Mars?]]'' and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB7skYEv_EM Be My Wife]]''
*** Bowie also appears in it on the album cover of ''Music/AladdinSane''.
** Music/TheJam - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE1ct5yEuVY Going Underground]]''
** Music/{{Madness}} - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlrR66WX74g It Must Be Love]]'', and ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rV1_7R_3cXA Driving In My Car]]'' (although interspersed with live action cuts)
*** They also appear in it on the album cover of ''Music/OneStepBeyond''.
** Missing Persons - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IasCZL072fQ&feature=player_embedded Words]]''
** Music/{{Queen}}, strangely, for the video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hw8ojWh0KOQ&feature=related "Calling All Girls"]]. It was their tribute to ''Film/{{THX 1138}}'', and it fits with the theme of the song.
** Music/RickJames - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYHxGBH6o4M Super Freak]]''
** Music/TalkingHeads - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1wg1DNHbNU Once In A Lifetime]]'' variant with video animations.
** Toni Basil - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvQex1RQ5G4 Mickey]]''
** Music/{{U2}} - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2BqLlVHlWA I Will Follow]]'': a variant was used with the album cover for ''Boy'' featured in the background.
** The Vapours - ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEmJ-VWPDM4 Turning Japanese]]''.
* Surprisingly ''not'' the "White Room" described in the Music/EricClapton song quoted, which features "black curtains"
* The setting for Music/{{Beyonce}}'s ''Single Ladies'' video.
* As well as Music/MichaelJackson's "Scream" [[note]]Technically not featureless, but it was clearly executed as an InvokedTrope[[/note]], Music/ChrisBrown's "I Can Transform Ya," and about a million other music videos.
** Jackson stands in a white void room on the album cover of ''Music/{{Bad}}''.
* Music/LilWayne and Music/KanyeWest's Lollipop African Remix, as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uR7_VACr-8Q here]]
* The video for Music/{{ABBA}}'s "Take a Chance on Me" as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UvtOQnPE5c&NR=1 here]]. With the exception of a slight shadow of a corner in some shots.
** The video for Music/{{Erasure}}'s [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSnLGdpjWf4 cover]] of the same song.
* Music/LadyGaga's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTzb3L4jXmU The Brain]]
* The Music/StoneTemplePilots did a {{Retraux}} example with ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0gAxuvo5rc Big Bang Baby]]''.
* The video for Tatjana's 'Santa Maria'.
* Averted in Music/AKB48's video for [[http://youtu.be/HDn_EK7VRwQ Beginner]] in that although the main dance video is shot in a white void, it's repeatedly intercut with shots from a different perspective showing the stage it is filmed on.
* About two minutes into ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrB-_nIer88 Daft Punk's Human After All]].''

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]
* Every comic strip, almost all of the time, due to the ever-shrinking size of the average strip, and artists' inability to fit anything but talking heads into each panel, as referenced in various ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'' strips, for instance [[http://i51.tinypic.com/1yo0uh.gif here]]
* ''ComicStrip/TheFamilyCircus:'' The "featureless white void" is commonly seen in this comic, and became a running inside joke on ''The DysfunctionalFamilyCircus. The "featureless white ''room''" is mentioned [[http://dfc.furr.org/archive/224.html here]] as a specific example, "Bil loved the power he wielded over us. He'd coop us up in featureless white rooms for months on end." And "Jeffy desperately tries to stop the scenery rushing in to fill the vacuum of their stark, white home."

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The Expanse, the VoidBetweenTheWorlds, in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiIV'', due to the influence of the White. More creepily, the Monochrome Forest is this trope applied to a small plane of reality. Despite being a forest instead of a room, it manages to achieve the same effect.
** Played straight when The White talk to you when the Expanse is first opened.
* Castle Oblivion from ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsChainOfMemories'' may count as an entire building made of White Rooms if it weren't for the revisited levels from the previous game, and the ''tiny'' decorations in the rooms. Even the revisited levels themselves are described as White Void Rooms that have been magically reshaped by Sora's memories, and in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', Namine gets a similarly blank white room of her own in an otherwise dark, dusty mansion. The room's in-game name is, appropriately enough, "The White Room".
* The white room behind the mirror in the DS remake of ''VideoGame/SuperMario64''. It has in it just one star.
* In ''VideoGame/TheStanleyParable'', you can go through a window and outside the map into one of these. [[DevelopersForesight No, this isn't a glitch; there's even a secret ending there.]]
* The Rakatan prison in ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''.
* In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', when [[spoiler: Sammer's Kingdom is destroyed, the door that led there now leads to a vast, empty landscape.]]
* ''VideoGame/HitmanCodename47'' ends in one of these; a later release, ''VideoGame/HitmanContracts'' starts off in that same room.
* Several appear in the original [[VideoGame/DotHackR1Games .hack]] games, sparsely furnished and frequently falling apart due to corrupt or deleted data. ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'' has some as well, most notably The Creator's Room.
* ''VideoGame/GarrysMod'': The map gm_construct has one of these, until you change the color of its walls. Fun glitch: make the walls in that room transparent. Enjoy the trippy!
* The loading screens in the ''Franchise/AssassinsCreed'' games (known as "memory corridors" in-universe as a function of the Animus; similar backdrops are used on in-game menu screens too) are like this, typically white with animated line patterns everywhere (plus you can control your character too). In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedRevelations'', they are ''black and teal'' void rooms instead (though justified in plot, as, due to unique circumstances, its being played in the system's "safe mode"), while ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'' gave it a visual upgrade with tons of distorted "fragments" flying around it too. This trope also comes into play immediately after killing a major target so that the assassin can [[TalkingIsAFreeAction take their time having a nice chat]] with the victim before escaping.
* The final {{cutscene}} in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianTwilight'' is in a white void room [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8No_Ea6tmYY inside the Scrin tower]].
* [[BigBad Ganondorf's]] [[FateWorseThanDeath ultimate fate]] at the end of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' is to [[SealedEvilInACan be sealed away]] in AnotherDimension which is depicted as a white, formless void where [[AndIMustScream he can do nothing but spew vile invectives at the heroes.]]
* This is where the FinalBattle in ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters King of Fighters XIII]]'' against [[spoiler:Ash under Saiki's control]] takes place.
* In the VideoGame/ChzoMythos teaser game "The Countdown Trilogy - 2", the protagonist [[DeadlyGraduation murders her boyfriend]] in one of these to join the Order of Blessed Agonies.
* ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' uses one as its HubLevel, with small previews of each of the nine levels being used as their entrances. Used properly in the game's epilogue, where [[spoiler: both Dr. Eggman and his past self from 20 years ago are both stuck in a true white void.]]
* ''VideoGame/AsurasWrath''. In the final phase of the [[spoiler: Chakratarvin the Creator]] boss fight the boss itself turns an entire plane of existence into this just by his raw power alone. It looks a lot like The Creator's room from VideoGame/DotHackGU above. Helps that it's made by [[Creator/CyberConnect2 The Same Company]], and is likely a ShoutOut.
* ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' has the Q Room. The door just reads Q.
* The standard color scheme in ''VideoGame/{{Antichamber}}''.
* The G-Man seems to enter this at the end of ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' through an invisible door in space. It appears again on box art, desktops, and at the start of ''Episode One''.
* You can buy this type of room for your Miis in ''VideoGame/TomodachiLife'', it's actually the cheapest room in the game, being around 50 dollars. While most other rooms cost between $200 to $5000
* The inside of the [=UFOs=] at the end of GUMP's first two flash games, "TERMINAL HOUSE" and "RENTAL HOUSE". Oh, and they're also home to flying one-eyed white...tentacle creatures.

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* In the ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' short [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sbemail110.html "for kids"]], Homsar's [[ShowWithinAShow educational preschool kids' show]], ''Whaddaya Know Haddi-man?'' opens with a shot of Homsar in a featureless white room.
* In episode 2 of Girl-chan in Paradise, the heroes fight one of Galacticamaru's captains in some kind of flat surfaced area that is all white. The ease of drawing it is lampshaded by Genstar.
--> '''Genstar:''' Must be easy... To draw!

* Lampshaded and justified early in ''WebComic/CollegeRoomiesFromHell''. Mike's father comes to visit and comments on the lack of stuff in the room, which Mike reveals is due to the concealing white fog from all their garbage. Once the place was cleaned up, backgrounds became more prominent.
* [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=580 The idling holosimulator]] from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''.
** More recently, this appears to be where Anthony Carver is keeping his daughter.
* And, of course, [[http://angryflower.com/emptyw.gif Bob the Angry Flower]].
* In a guest storyline in ''WebComic/{{Narbonic}}'', Helen shuts herself in one of these to magnify her madness in order to defeat a psychic.
* ''WebComic/BlankIt'' takes place in one of these.
* Richard of ''WebComic/LookingForGroup'' was banished into a featureless white void while battling the sisters. He dubbed it the "Plane of Suck".
* ''WebComic/{{Unsounded}}'' has an interesting meta-example: throughout the comic, the web page's background and decorations change to match the comic image. So when Sette falls into a [[VoidBetweenTheWorlds bizarre parallel dimension]], the page goes [[http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/comic/ch07/oww.html totally black]] (to the extent that Sette [[MediumAwareness tries to fiddle with the page forward/back buttons]] because nothing else is visible) and a bit later, [[http://www.casualvillain.com/Unsounded/comic/ch07/ch07_30.html completely white.]]
* Chrispy leaves out backgrounds for ''WebComic/{{Precocious}}'' ''a lot''. It's not as much of an issue in the strips that are in color, though.
* The cover for issue #8 of the Creator/ImageComics series ''Deathblow.''
* In ''Webcomic/{{Collar 6}}'', a character in the subspace trance sees this. Several characters can enter the same 'space' if they are also in subspace and have a strong bond. The last stage of the World Revolutionizer puts Laura and Michael Kappel into a similar place -- where Sixx joins them, just in time to save the day.
* There have been several cases in ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'' where the characters were in a featureless white void: when they were in a brand new dimension, one of the authors [[PocketDimension left pocket]], and the VoidBetweenTheWorlds. They comment on this.
-->'''Void''': So this is the new dimension huh? Where's the color?\\
'''Mr L''': Uh, Void. I think you mean, where's the EVERYTHING?
* ''WebComic/AskACat'' generally avoid backgrounds unless they're necessary.


[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''WebAnimation/DaAmazinOTAdvenchr'':
** The series takes place in a white landscape.
** [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in Appisote 18, where the series [[ArtEvolution gains a background]] [[spoiler:until Lite kills himself at the end of the Appisote to stop the “evolving”]].
* ''WebVideo/MrDeity'' is set primarily in one of these.
* One of these plays a major [[ChekhovsGun plot point]] in ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers'' story ''Card of Ten''.
* In ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'', the Administrator's headquarters is one of these.
* In ''[[WebVideo/TheCartoonMan Journey of the Cartoon Man]]'', Oswald Sherzikien brings Karen and Roy to his dreamotorium, a blank white space in which he "draws" various images to illustrate his plans.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', SorcerousOverlord King Sombra created a PocketDimension version of this as part of his complex security system. And the only way out is by climbing a vast, EvilTowerOfOminousness-sized staircase.
* In the "[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsMagicalMovieNight Mirror Magic]]" short for ''Franchise/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', the Humane Seven end up trapped in one of these [[spoiler:thanks to BigBad Juniper Montage using a mirror with dark magic]]. The room inside the mirror starts to break apart as the mirror takes more damage in the outside world.
* In [[WesternAnimation/ThePinkPanther Pink Panther]] cartoon ''WesternAnimation/ThePinkPhink'', most every object that the Pink Panther and the Little Man are competing to paint is shown in a white void space.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Charade}}'', the White Void Room where the Charades player is demonstrating his clues turns into water when he has to demonstrate ''Film/{{Jaws}}''.
* The ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' episode "How Long Is Forever?" has a seemingly insane BadFuture version of Raven being held in a white room, apparently for her own protection. [[SuperPoweredEvilSide Considering what she did]] to Dr. Light, this might have been a good thing for everyone else too.
* WesternAnimation/InvaderZim's Room... with a MOOSE!!
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' episode "SB-129", Squidward was on a TimeMachine that went haywire and ended up in one of these.
** [[TheDitz Patrick's]] dreamscape turns out to be one of these with just him on a coin-operated kiddie ride.
* This is what ''WesternAnimation/ChalkZone'' is without any chalk in it. Minus the floor. It's literally a bottomless abyss.
* According to a ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' cutaway in season 3 episode ''The Thin White Line,'' Purgatory is this. It doesn't have a floor either; you're just suspended in the void.
** In the Season 8 episode, ''Road to the Multiverse,'' Brian and Stewie visit an alternate universe that is this, with just them and "Compliment Guy," who stands so far away that he's almost a dot. He is the only inhabitant of his universe and his sole purpose is to yell compliments from a distance. Brian and Stewie then leave that universe and back to their own universe, in front of their house. However, it turns out that they are only standing in front of a large ''picture'' of their house, and two workers come along and carry the picture away, revealing that they are simply in yet another White Void Room. Stewie tells Brian that they are in The Universe of Misleading Portraiture. It has no true specific locations, only portraits that represent the locations. But then they see Compliment Guy in the distance of the void... but then it turns out that he and the void are simply yet another Misleading Portraiture, which gets carried away by two workers, revealing another white void room, but with a horizon where a gray wall meets a white floor.
*** In the season 9 episode, ''The Big Bang Theory,'' Stewie and Brian end up in a nothingness that resembles a White Void Room (again of the no floor variety, where they float around, like in Thin White Line) when they go back in time before the big bang. They demonstrate the versatility of the nothingness when Stewie snaps his fingers to alter the physics, and creates a musical staff with their two heads taking place of the musical notes, where the two heads sing the Carmichael / Loesser song "Heart and Soul."
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' movie, Frankie is held prisoner by an imaginary friend who controls a pretend world in a toy box. (Actually, she's more of the first person he's seen in a very long time and so he gets very excited. She genuinely enjoys the experience but she's not allowed to leave his world.) When Mr. Herriman tries to take her back to Foster's, the friend in control of the world gets very angry. As he chases them he destroys the world and it becomes one of these, albeit with debris and landmarks still around.
** Seen in the episode "Squeeze the Day", there's also a small room somewhere in the mansion where "Never-Leave Steve" is implied to always be sitting in a single orange chair. When Bloo finds that room, assuming Steve is still there, [[spoiler: the entire population of the house had gone to the beach without him, ''because they knew he would just mess up their day, otherwise.'']]
* A "WhatIf" episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' ends with Fry destroying the universe, yet he and a few others survive, suspended in a white featureless void.
--> '''Stephen Hawking:''' Great. The entire universe was destroyed.
--> '''Fry:''' Destroyed? Then where are we now?
--> '''Al Gore:''' I don't know. But I can darn well tell you where we're not: The universe.
--> '''Nichelle Nichols''': ''[Groaning]'' Eternity with nerds. It's the Pasadena ''Star Trek'' convention all over again.
--> '''Gary Gygax''': Anyone wanna play ''Dungeons & Dragons'' for the next quadrillion years?
* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Park Avenue's home turns out to be pure white, including the furniture. Mordecai and Rigby had to spray paint the furniture orange just to see what they kept bumping into. Ironic, considering that Park Avenue's a graffiti artist [[MoralMyopia and got mad at Mordecai and Rigby for spraying his home despite being the one who vandalized the park.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Pocoyo}}'' takes place in one.
* ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'' has the episode "The Void."
* ''WesternAnimation/WordParty'' portrays certain scenes as this, particularly the opening theme sequence.
* ''WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine'' has one of these.
* ''WesternAnimation/UncleGrandpa'' features one of these in-between episodes. Uncle Grandpa and his group seem to walk around it just fine, but one who comes in unprepared, say, [[WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse the Crystal Gems]], can easily get lost.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'' makes use of one for most of the Season 2 theme songs, along with a few gags. The original version of Nixel Land appears to take place in one as well.
* Inverted with 1975 animated short film ''WesternAnimation/MonsieurPointu'', in which famous violinist Paul Cormier, aka "Monsieur Pointu", performs against a Black Void Room (probably a stage covered in black curtains), as the animation gets more and more bizarre.

[[folder: Workout Videos]]
* The Yoga series from Ana Brett and Ravi Singh often features this room, as does their [[http://i45.tinypic.com/2f093xs.jpg website]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hBHh5tsiY8 Capoeira Fitness (Nike Courses)]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeHSOuEW8l0&feature=related Chris Freytag]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQYYM6t8Qfk Kim Strother]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xTGTj_2JdE This]] spine-destroying CGI workout.
* Cindy Crawford subverts this by working out in a white void room, as well as colored void rooms.
* This StepfordSmiler [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueeucuG17k8 Jazzercise]] from [[OlderThanTheyThink the 80s]]
* Aerobicise, an 80's series of workout videos, was entirely set in this.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Some CIA interrogators "break" detainees who won't confess by making them spend time in a featureless white room that's brightly lit all day and air-conditioned enough to be uncomfortable.
* These rooms are actually not uncommon and used for photo shoots. The walls and floor are painted white and the corners are carefully filled in, rounded together and painted white to give it a blank uniform appearance.
* While not seamless voids, white rooms are a very common form used in newer art galleries. The theory is the white walls do not draw attention away from the exhibits.
* The space where words seem to float on most writing programs.
* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HomePage This]] website, and many others.
** Though the 2015 update has added some color.