I bat for Team White with you, notsaf! You look beautiful in white, and the reasons you've stated for favouring it recently make perfect sense. Perhaps they will stick
White and blue are my favourite neutrals. I find white - and shades of it - works a lot better with the crisp sour brights, blues and pastels that are signature to my style. Black and grey don't work as well. White is good with my complexion, and looks clean, crisp, fresh and modern. I have always worn white. For me, it's not a new thing.
To answer your question: no change in my colour palette preferences during the pandemic! I must feel soothed, energized and comforted, so that means wearing the usual sour brights, light blue, blush pink, dark blue, turquoise, shocking pink.....and shades of white! Virtually no black, and no earth tones in Summer.
LOVE your new white items for you. Enjoy!