Vanilla Painted Kitchen

Okay, it is technically just white but I like to call it vanilla cause it seems more interesting that way.  And reminds me of ice cream.  Or cake.  Mmmm…cake.  Anyways, I painted my kitchen this weekend.  I think I was getting jealous of Colleen getting to paint all her walls.  There is nothing that makes a room feel cleaner than a fresh coat of paint.  I have never really been that big of a fan of the color I had painted my kitchen when I first moved in.  It was Montgomery White by Benjamin Moore which I wanted to be creamy and ended up being too yellowy.  What I have found is that you pick a color with any little bit of yellow in it then when you paint your walls, it is just gonna look straight up yellow.  The color I painted over it with is a color by Restoration Hardware called “The Right White” mixed by Benjamin Moore.  The pictures ended up looking a little starker than it does in person but if you are looking for a white that is definitely white but also warm and creamy but not yellowy (and looks a little like vanilla ice cream) then this is your color.

Sorry if you guys are getting sick of painting updates.  We have a springy DIY coming your way tomorrow.

Hope everyone has a great week!


  1. Kristen

    oh yes girl, so much better. love it!!! and your hilarious…vanilla 🙂 mmmmm btw those gray doors are still looking fab too!! xo

  2. Christina

    LOOOOVE the new color. So fresh and springy!

  3. Lindsay

    Love it!

  4. Tiffany

    I love the new colour! You are right about the cream looking yellow. I love white walls (maybe I should start calling them vanilla too?). xo

  5. Colleen

    Way better dude

  6. Blair Scheepers

    I absolutely LOVE it…. Now I need to paint mine…

  7. Stephanie

    I really like it!

  8. Marilyn

    I admit I thought you were crazy to change a perfectly good color. But it does make a huge difference. It looks even better in person.