Vanilla Color

HEX color code is #F3E5AB and the RGB is 243, 229, 171

Vanilla is a warm white that is reminiscent of a delicious vanilla custard cream dessert. Beauty product manufacturers use a Vanilla base color on their bottles and packaging because it creates a sense of luxury and pairs well with many other colors.

How the color is made: Vanilla is created by adding Soft Yellow to White to make a delectable color that reminds one of fluffy frosting.

History: Artists from the 1800s like Antoine Vullon used the Vanilla color in their still-life portraits because it invoked a sense of decadence and indulgence.

Color in Action

Vanilla can be seen on the runways in Milan, Paris, and New York because its neutral warmth is radiant while also depicting wealth and status. In Valentino’s 2019/2020 Fall/Winter collection, one of the designer’s masterpieces was a Vanilla silk skirt paired with a Vanilla blazer.
Vanilla is a sumptuous color to use in interior spaces because it creates a welcoming feeling. The silken look of Vanilla effortlessly establishes a sense of understated glamour that compliments other furniture in the room.

Vanilla Dress
Vanilla Nails
Vanilla Sofa

Colors that go with Vanilla

Colors that match well with Vanilla are Periwinkle Blue and Soft Sky Blue because their cool tones complement the warmth of Vanilla. An analogous approach would be to match vanilla with a subtle Peach color and soft Lime Green, to create a fresh look that mimics Spring fields.

Vanilla Dress Color Combination
Vanilla Nails Color Combination
Vanilla Sofa Color Combination

Vanilla Color Palettes and Schemes

Any soft golden Yellows that are paired with Vanilla will create a cohesive warm palette that will work well in a fashion collection when the designer's goal is to depict wealth and influence.

Vanilla Dress Color Palette
Vanilla Nails Color Palette
Vanilla Sofa Color Palette

Backgrounds and Seamless Patterns

Vanilla looks wonderful when used in a floral wallpaper that has elements of dark brown that imitates the vanilla pod and flower that are found in nature. Because Vanilla is a soft color it is often used in patterns that have organic shapes to emphasize its feminine appeal.

Polka Dot
Abstract Lines
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