A Countless amount of threads have been started in the Etsy forums regarding background choices. The question presented, Is it better to have a white background or a coloured one?
A white background gets you a chance to be on the front page, certainly not a guarantee. It also requires extra editing and a possibility of the said "sterile" feel.
The backgrounds in my Etsy photos have always been something I've struggled with. I started with stark white and only this month have decided to scrap that and try the coloured backgrounds. The result?
Well, I still have no idea which way is the better. Its hard to judge visually from my standpoint but one thing I can tell you with 100% certainty, there was no sporadic jump in sales...
If you want to see the entire shop you can click the picture to be taken to my flickr page