We have also painted several kitchens in recently, with most in yellow tones. I personally enjoy yellows in kitchen spaces, as they offer warm and exciting tones. I painted the kitchen in my home in Benjamin Moore's Hawthorne Yellow, which is also the color of my home's exterior. It is a bold, creamy yellow but not too bright or too yellow-y.
A very light, creamy off-white has been one of our favorite "neutral" colors this year. The creamy, slightly yellow variation of off white offers more warmth and character than many lighter colors. We have used colors like Benjamin Moore's Windham Cream in various spaces, from living rooms, to hallways and basements.