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20 Beautiful Blue Kitchen Ideas (Photos)

Like the idea of a blue kitchen? If not, you might change your mind after checking out these blue kitchen ideas and designs - all shades of blue examples including baby, royal, metallic, turquoise and more.
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Deep blue kitchen walls with soft purple-blue cabinets that actually look good in large kitchen

Deep blue kitchen walls with soft purple-blue cabinets that actually look good in large kitchen

Blue island and backsplash in modern kitchen

Kitchen with blue island and blue backsplash and white cabinets

Here’s a modern kitchen design with bright blue island base and glossy blue backsplash that extends the entire width of the kitchen. The blue is offset by white cabinets and light wood hardwood flooring.  Source: Redfin.

See more of the above home here.

Blue galley kitchen

The following 2 images showcase a galley kitchen with a combination of baby blue and white cabinets by POLYStudio.

Blue galley kitchen Close-up of baby blue kitchen cabinets with white walls

Dark blue kitchen cabinets with black countertops, brushed glass cabinets and stainless steel appliances

Dark blue kitchen cabinets with black countertops, brushed glass cabinets and stainless steel appliances

Beach style modern kitchen with royal blue and white cabinetry

Beach style modern kitchen with royal blue and white cabinetry

Green blue walls in otherwise all-white spacious kitchen with amazing island

Green blue walls in otherwise all-white spacious kitchen with amazing island

Soft blue walls in a white kitchen with spectacular coffered ceiling

Soft blue walls in a white kitchen with spectacular coffered ceiling

Blue and natural wood kitchen design

Blue and natural wood kitchen design

Gray-blue walls provide slight splash of color in this white kitchen

Gray-blue walls provide slight splash of color in this white kitchen

Blue curtains create a blue accent in this large luxury kitchen

Blue curtains create a blue accent in this large luxury kitchen

Eclectic blue kitchen with light wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances

Eclectic blue kitchen with light wood cabinets and stainless steel appliances

Modern blue cabinets with silver countertops (3D design example)

Modern blue cabinets with silver countertops (3D design example)

Powder blue kitchen cabinets in old restored barn

Powder blue kitchen cabinets in old restored barn

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.

Metallic blue rounded kitchen cabinets with blue recessed lights and tray ceiling

Metallic blue rounded kitchen cabinets with blue recessed lights and tray ceiling

Bright blue walls and countertops give this kitchen an aquatic style

Bright blue walls and countertops give this kitchen an aquatic style

Turquoise blue backsplash looks decent with gray-blue cabinets in this kitchen that also features bright orange pendant lights

Turquoise blue backsplash looks decent with gray-blue cabinets in this kitchen that also features bright orange pendant lights

Mint-blue modern cabinets make up half the cabinetry in this blue and white kitchen with rustic wood flooring

Bright light blue saloon-style kitchen

Bright light blue saloon-style kitchen

All blue kitchen cabinets contrasting with white ceiling, walls and countertops

All blue kitchen cabinets contrasting with white ceiling, walls and countertops

Photo by Mimi Snowden Design

Deep rich blue cabinets with white farmhouse sink, white subway tile backsplash and white walls/ceiling

Deep rich blue cabinets with white farmhouse sink, white subway tile backsplash and white walls/ceiling

Photo by Meriwether Inc

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.

Blue also is a great accentuator of texture of tiles, cabinets, or countertops, and can be adapted to a variety of different lighting conditions

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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