Mar 18, 2021 | Carpet One Floor & Home
Blue is a trending color that is taking over homes everywhere. And, while at one point it may have strayed from what we typically consider a neutral color, today, it’s often considered a neutral that can be added to almost any space. Navy, denim, and deep shades of blue have a way of bringing elegance to any space, but that’s not to say that indigo, cobalt, and even teal aren’t top contenders in today’s most stunning blue kitchens! From beautiful blue kitchen cabinets with dazzling gold handles to bright blue and almost turquoise accent walls, there’s no shortage of ways to use the color blue throughout your home.
One way that blue seems to shine is in a space in your home that is typically the heart of the home – the kitchen. Blue kitchens can be bold with bright blue accent colors throughout, muted with deeper darker hues of blue mixed with shades of gray, or somewhere in between. Whether you’re drawn toward contrasting blues or you prefer a more subtle approach, we’re giving you a few blue kitchen ideas and blue kitchen décor themes that will inspire you to invest in your next blue kitchen project today.
With these blue kitchen ideas, you can certainly create a kitchen that is trendy, beautiful, and fresh, all with a pop of color!
If you’re on the fence about making your cabinets blue, choosing blue cabinets on an accent piece like a wet bar or a coffee nook is a great way to get that pop of color. With this blue kitchen idea, you won’t feel overwhelmed by the color choice, since it’s just in one area of your kitchen. You can also add a few pieces of blue kitchen décor throughout to unite the contrasting cabinet colors.
Design: REBECCA HAY Photography: MIKE CHAJECKI
In this blue kitchen idea, bright blue cabinets are added as a focal point to the wet bar, rather than throughout the kitchen. Because the blue cabinets are added to the corner of the kitchen rather than throughout, the bright color balances the overall design and feel. Glass cabinet fronts surrounded by blue also complement the gorgeous array of drinkware that can be seen through them. Chrome pulls and handles brighten up the space and make it feel glamorous.
There are tons of shades of blue to choose from, especially when it comes to creating the blue kitchen you’ve always wanted. While cobalt and navy are two favorites, there’s no mistake that a hint of blue to gray is equally as beautiful. To get the blue look without as much bright color, try out a muted blue cabinet like the one shown below. You’ll love the color in your kitchen, especially if you choose white, gray, or shades of beige throughout the rest of your space.
Design: MICHELLE BERWICK Photography: LARRY ARNAL
Bringing added elegance to this finely executed blue kitchen, the deep blue-gray-colored kitchen island feels both unique and timeless. Paired with white kitchen cabinets, stunning flooring, and a gold-accented backsplash, the muted blue cabinets seem to offer the perfect amount of color, richness, and drama to this blue kitchen.
For those who are looking for bold kitchen ideas, and who might even be considered adventurous, why not try out a brighter teal blue cabinet in your kitchen? You can choose almost any shade of blue in a brighter hue and use it on upper cabinets or throughout your kitchen. Using a bright color on upper cabinets and combining them with a natural wood lower cabinet will bring the center of attention upward, expanding the appearance of your space and combining multiple beautiful design elements that complement each other.
Design and photography: LOUIS DUNCAN-HE
While this kitchen offers brightness, that doesn’t mean it lacks elegance. High-design light fixtures and island seating bring together hues of blue with deep, dark brown cabinets and modern hardware. Natural-looking floors and light flow through the space to help make it feel lively, cheerful, and pleasant.
While blue kitchen cabinets are a top blue kitchen idea, there are certainly other options and ways to go. Instead of blue cabinets, why not try using blue kitchen décor and seating that still helps you get the pop of color you’re looking for without making it permanent? You can change these elements out as trends and seasons change, and if you’re not feeling the blue, there’s always a chance to start over fresh! Try out blue pillows, blue furniture like barstools, or even blue vases and placemats.
Design and photography: LOUIS DUNCAN-HE
Using natural wood as a supporting material, this blue kitchen idea features blue pillows and seating located in the open-concept kitchen that flows flawlessly throughout the design. Family photographs on the adjacent wall make the space feel relaxing and comfortable, and the blue kitchen décor elements add a sense of warmth when located near other linens, like long curtains shown here.
Go all-in with bright blue cabinets in your kitchen to achieve this blue kitchen idea. Combining polished stone with blue will not only make your home feel sleek, modern, and sophisticated, but it’ll also affect your kitchen by reflecting more light, essentially making your kitchen look brighter and larger. There’s almost no reason not to choose blue cabinets with polished stone when there are so many benefits!
Design: KALU INTERIORS Photography: PROVOKE STUDIOS; JENNY LIU PHOTOGRAPHY
Champagne-colored metals in this gorgeous blue kitchen shine against bright blue lower cabinets, polished white stone, and white upper cabinets. The glossy shine of the stone against the two colors – white and blue, makes the cozy kitchen feel spacious while offering a modern and sleek touch to the space. Greenery surrounding the space brings a natural feel, and stainless-steel appliances featuring a bold hood unite mixed metals.
Are you looking for a timeless blue style? Look no further than navy and subway tile – a timeless way to incorporate two elements together that are top choices for permanent fixtures in your home. When featured together, they contrast nicely and are easily complemented by other colors and kitchen décor. If you’re not quite sure how to move forward with your blue kitchen idea, this could be the best way to do it, especially if you love designs that never seem to go out of style!
Design: ANDREA COLMAN Photography: STEPHANI BUCHMAN
Navy blue kitchen cabinets pair with a simple subway tile and white grout that pops against the navy blue color in this clean kitchen. In this open design, subway tile is laid in a stacked pattern, rather than in a brick pattern, which gives it a touch of modern flair. A black and white runner rug in the kitchen serves as both a warm addition and accompaniment to the white upper cabinets and backsplash.
No matter your style, a blue kitchen is a beautiful addition to any home. Not quite sure if you’re ready for a blue kitchen and want to see more? Check out our blog to find more kitchen ideas, designer advice, and other interior design topics for gorgeous inspiration!