There are blue kitchens and then there are beautiful blue kitchens. Below I showcase 25 beautiful blue kitchen ideas showcasing many blue hues, yet all very nicely done.
A. Blue Kitchen Cabinets Ideas
Most blue kitchen designs incorporate blue with blue cabinets and so the first section showcases kitchens with blue cabinets.
1. Dark Lower and Light Blue Upper Kitchen Cabinets with White Herringbone Backsplash
Kicking off this collection of blue kitchens with a beautiful example featuring both dark and light kitchen cabinets. It’s a great paring with lower dark kitchen cabinets and upper light blue kitchen cabinets.
2. Classic Old-World Inspired Blue Kitchen
Dusty blue shaker-panel cabinets dominate this beautiful old-world inspired kitchen. Marble countertops and white subway tile are classic and the black vintage style range contrasts well against the color palette. Natural stained oak floors are paired with a long blue pattern runner which adds texture to the space. Brass framed painting is hung on the wall above the counter with brass art-lights installed above for task lighting.
3. Rustic-Style Baby Blue Kitchen Cabinets and Pantry Matched with Light Wood Flooring and Rustic Ceiling Beams
If a blue country kitchen design is for you, this is a fantastic example. The blue is so subtle yet it’s blue… it’s a very light blue bordering on grey. Perhaps some might say it’s grey-blue. Regardless, it works spectacularly well with the light natural wood throughout. The red accessories including the range hardware is a really, really nice touch.
4. Bright Blue and White Kitchen with Vaulted Ceiling
Normally this brighter blue for both lower and upper cabinets would be too much but thanks to the vaulted ceiling which is white like the walls, there’s sufficient white to make this blue kitchen design work splendidly.
5. Contemporary Blue & Brown Designed Kitchen
Blue and brown wood combine to create a beautiful contemporary style kitchen. Brass hardware compliments the color palette and the triangle-shaped pendants adds an artistic vibe to the space. Wood floors and a gorgeous marble stone backsplash bring in a natural element to this stunning and functional blue kitchen.
- Designed by LaRue Architects. See entire house here.
6. Custom Blue Cabinets Make for a Great Blue Kitchen Wall
Designed by Mayresse Arquitetura. See the entire house here.
Above is a superb example of using custom blue kitchen cabinets to create a blue kitchen wall. Floor-to-ceiling cabinets are an effective way to create blue kitchen walls that when done right (such as above), it serves as a fabulous blue kitchen accent wall.
7. Spacious Farmhouse Blue Kitchen
A beautiful farmhouse kitchen in a fully restored and rebuilt barn. Old, weathered oak beams support the roof and ceiling. Brand new terracotta flooring compliments the pastel-toned powder blue cupboards and large kitchen island. This is a modern featured kitchen with all the appliances but constructed in a traditional style and being faithful to the 500 year old building.
8. Light & Airy Scandinavian-Influenced Blue Kitchen
Scandinavian vibes hit heavy with this light & airy blue kitchen. The perfectly stained wood floors compliment the blue and white cabinetry and the white walls make it feel so bright and cheerful. The small black flush lights hang over the sink wall to add task lighting and the window above the sink brings in the natural light.
9. Industrial Modern Blue Kitchen
Deep blue cabinets contrast with the black countertops and silver in this industrial style kitchen. I feels almost like a professional chefs kitchen from a restaurant or your favorite cooking show. Ample prep space, including the spacious island, makes it perfect for entertaining large groups.
10. California-Cool Blue Kitchen
Rich blue tone cabinets and marble countertops pair beautifully with the weathered red-wood floors in this California-Cool kitchen. A mix of floating wood shelves, white and blue upper cabinets adds depth to this laid back design. The island is wrapped in a stunning marble and there is room for four to dine at the island while the chef prepares a delicious meal. Small globe pendants hang above for task lighting and the wood and metal stools add a relaxed vibe to the room.
11. Modern Nordic-Infused Blue Kitchen
Pale teal-blue and white cabinets dominate this Nordic-influenced kitchen design. Lower white cabinets and pale teal blue uppers pair together to create a light and airy feel. The kitchen is spacious with overhead & under-mount lighting and natural wood floors. Just off to the right of the main kitchen is a an eat-in table and chairs with a unique large dome pendant light that hangs above.
12. Modern West Coastal-Influenced Blue Kitchen
Tranquil blue and white together create a modern coastal vibe in this vibrant kitchen. A patterned runner rug adds warmth and texture and compliments the blue cabinets and natural wood floors. The open shelving concept mixed with the marble counters and backsplash create a stunning backdrop in this tranquil coastal design.
13. Traditional Deep-Blue Kitchen
This traditionally styled blue kitchen has shaker cabinet fronts and a charming apron-front sink. The narrow subway tiled backsplash is classic yet stylish. The mix of open shelving and hidden upper cabinets is functional and allows you to display collectibles and beautiful tablewares. Tons of natural light streams in through the front window and brightens up the space.
B. Blue Kitchen Island Ideas
Incorporating blue into a kitchen with a blue kitchen island is a great way to inject blue and color into a kitchen design without it being overwhelming. Here are examples of kitchens with blue islands.
14. Blue, White & Brass with Shaker Cabinets
White shaker front cabinets on the wall blend perfectly with the rich blue island in this modern kitchen. Brass hardware contrasts well against the stark white and warms up the marble backsplash. Glass pendant bulbs hang above the island with room for four to sit and eat while the cook preps meals. This is a great example of farmhouse-style kitchen with a blue island.
15. Eclectic Texture-Inspired Blue Kitchen
Tons of print and texture create a gorgeous backdrop for this eclectic and cool kitchen. Pretty blue raised-panel cabinets are paired with beige/blue/white tile flooring and marble countertops. The cafe-style counter stools add natural textures and give the room a beautiful eclectic vibe. The vibrant brass trim range hood and open shelving concept creates a unique and stunning kitchen wall.
- Source: melanieacevedo.com/interiorsf
16. Blue Island in Contemporary Cabin Design
Designed by Todd Gordon Mather Architect. See entire cabin here.
Hardly a blue kitchen but the island is blue which is a very good choice in this open concept cabin given all the light wood and white throughout. It offers some good contrast in the space.
17. Vintage-Inspired Classic Blue Kitchen
Rich cobalt blue cabinetry is paired with gold hardware and white marble countertops in this stunning vintage-inspired kitchen. A vintage white range is the show-stopper in this design as is the gorgeous blue & white moroccan style floors. Lovely brass & glass globe pendants hang above the functional island and the apron-front sink just adds that extra bit-of-charm.
18. Country Kitchen Deep Blue Kitchen
Deep blue raised panel cabinets and classic subway tiles dominate this country influenced kitchen. Brass hardware blends perfectly with the silver finishes of the appliances and compliments the gorgeous blue tone of the cabinetry. White subway tile backsplash with dark grout gives this space a more old/country vibe. Floating wood shelves display plants and collectibles and the vintage style runner adds warmth and texture.
19. Kitchen with Blue Island and Warm Wood Cabinetry
Designed by @genevanessdesign
This is about as minimal blue as it gets. The island is a blue-grey color. If you look closely, you’ll notice that there are some hints of blue-grey in the backsplash which tie in nicely with the island.
20. Mid-Century Infused Blue Kitchen
This spacious kitchen has many Mid-Century influences starting with the flat front cabinetry and yellow & teal dome pendant lights. The large picture window lets in tons of natural light that shines onto the massive island. The island has a rich wood countertop and plenty of space for eating-in while the chef prepares meals. The same rich wood is carried across to the range wall and around the fridge to give it that vintage Mid-Century style.
- Source: elledecor.com
21. Modern-Transition Blue Kitchen
This modern blue & white kitchen has many transitional design qualities like the subway tile and cafe-style counter-stools. The mix of the blue island and the white countertops brings a fresh and crisp feel to the room. The beautiful and functional viking range elevates the design and creates a sophisticated space.
C. Blue Kitchen Wall and Backsplash Ideas
The last section showcases kitchens with blue walls and/or blue backsplashes.
22. Striking Blue Backsplash Among a Sea of Gorgeous Wood Cabinets
You almost don’t notice the blue in this predominately natural wood kitchen but once you see it, you see it and it’s amazing. I love that dark blue contrasted with white grout lines. It serves as the perfect accent wall in this kitchen which otherwise would be too much wood.
23. Bright Aqua Blue Kitchen with Shiny Blue Kitchen Island and Backsplash
This is a beach house which makes the aqua blue kitchen island and backsplash a terrific design choice. I love the lime green kitchen island stools as well. The rest of the kitchen being white works perfectly. The blue and lime green offer enough color and interest to make it a fun, yet attractive kitchen.
24. Celebrity Glam Industrial Kitchen with Blue Walls (Johnny Depp’s former penthouse apartment)
25. Blue Accent Wall and Door Flanking White Kitchen (Very Effective)
Designed by Metropole Architects. See home here.
I’m wrapping up on a high note. I love this approach to creating a blue kitchen by creating a dark blue accent wall on one and and flanked with the same blue on the front door on the other side of the kitchen.
Blue is a great color to build into your kitchen design. Blue has a lot of versatility as a color and can act as a substitute for a white or a black if you pick a very light or very dark hue respectively.
Pair With White
You’ll probably end up pairing your blue kitchen items like cabinets and wallpapers with other features which are white. The contrast between blue and white can be gentle, creating a more infantile and playful look. Likewise, if you’d prefer a more serious kitchen, you can make your dark blues contrast sharply with bright whites.
This brings up the main division when developing blue kitchen ideas: do you go with a dark blue, or with a light blue?
Navy, Or Sky?
Going with a navy blue is the less popular of the two options because it tends to make your kitchen seem a bit smaller, although if used sparingly you can still pull off a beautiful design. Sky blues or baby blues are generally the better choices.
With lighter colors of blue, you’ll be able to work in appliances of all sorts, which is essential because you may not have control over the color of your appliance. This is much harder when you build your kitchen around a navy blue, as sometimes it results in too much darkness.
Natural light also reflects off of lighter blues in a very pleasant way, as opposed to being absorbed directly by darker blues. If you have strong interior lighting, navy blue is still a viable option because the reflection will bring out some shine from the darker colors.
The decision is ultimately up to you, but don’t forget two final tidbits:
- Lighter blues are more easily discolored
- Darker blues hide dirt and damage
- It’s easier to repaint light blue objects than dark blue objects
The final caveat with making blue kitchen designs is to avoid incorporating too much black or orange. Black clashes too much with blue to stay pleasant and the blue/orange combination that’s so popular everywhere else tends to play out a bit awkwardly when it comes to the kitchen because of the ever-present wild card of appliance colors.
If these ideas don’t appeal to you, check out our larger gallery of custom kitchen design ideas.
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