Our old kitchen paint color was my first lesson in "what worked at your old house might not be perfect for your new house." When we moved into this house I really wanted to stick with the same colors that we had used in our old house, so we painted the kitchen Sherwin Williams' Compatible Cream (which is really a buttery yellow). It actually looks a lot better in the "before" photo than it looked in person. The yellow color clashed with the cabinets and tile and didn't allow for the moulding and doors to stand out and pop. Note to self: just because you adore your favorite color it doesn't mean that it's going to look fantastic on your walls!