One of today’s hottest trends in kitchen cabinetry is the use of blue cabinets in kitchen designs. For instance, Blue islands are being used in white kitchens as an accent piece. They are also being used for an entire kitchen, in one or more shades of blue. There are also a lot of kitchen designs with white wall cabinetry, blue base cabinetry, and blue islands.
When browsing Houzz or Pinterest, you will see bold, deep blue paints such as our Bleu for islands, bases, and wall cabinets in white or cream kitchens. This pop of color adds a beautiful eye-catching feature to white kitchens. Dreaming of a bold contrast of color? Mixing white, cream, or light gray painted cabinets or stained wood cabinets or countertops with dark blue cabinetry is stunning.
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Are Blue Kitchen Cabinets in Style?
Blue cabinetry is definitely in fashion. We hear it from within the industry, and we see it in the designs of our Designers and Contractors. You will also discover a wealth of blue kitchen cabinetry designs on Houzz and Pinterest. Blue recessed, flat panel door styles, like Shaker-style cabinetry, are the most popular of blue door styles. However, raised door panel door styles are also a popular blue kitchen cabinetry choice.
In smaller kitchens, light blue cabinetry is an excellent choice as it makes the room appear larger and more inviting. That said, it is also popular in large kitchens. In fact, designers consider blue kitchen cabinets today’s new neutral. Blue cabinets mix extremely well with many of today’s other popular finishes; such as gray, green, and even black paints.
In fact, Blue is one of the most popular paints used for cabinetry today. We know blue for its calming and restful effects, and the feeling of harmony and serenity it brings to those in the room. Bright tones of blue bring an energetic feel to a room when mixed with white or yellow. Dark blue finishes are ideal for traditional conservative kitchen designs. Dark blue painted cabinetry mixed with white cabinetry brings a cooler, breezier feel to a room.
What Color Countertop Goes With Blue Cabinets?
White marble countertops are an excellent choice for blue cabinets. The blue of the cabinetry brings out the veining in the marble. For dark blue cabinets, white stone or natural wood countertops are a superb choice. White countertops provide a classic, trendy look, and they lighten up the room. A light wood countertop would add warmth and make the kitchen cozy and inviting. In rooms with lots of natural light, this look can be quite eye-catching and provide a calming effect.
For dark blue cabinetry, a warm, dark wood countertop is a splendid choice. The presence of dark wood countertops on dark blue cabinets provides a stunning earthy look. The addition of gold or brass hardware is stunning against both blue and white cabinetry, adding a touch of glamour to the design. White marble, naturally finished wood, or darker stained wood countertops add a touch of class to light blue cabinetry.
Get Inspired With These Blue Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
Blue kitchen cabinets are stealing the kitchen island scene. They are a charming, fresh pop of color when used in one of today’s popular white kitchens. Blue cabinetry lends itself to transitional, casual, country, contemporary or traditional design styles.
Many people are choosing shaker door styles and finding themselves pleased with their lovely, peaceful blue, and white kitchens. Raised center panel door styles are an excellent choice for a traditional style kitchen.
With all the shades of blue out there, it is easy to find one that suits most design styles.
Dark Blue Kitchen Cabinets
Darker, navy blues offer a certain calmness and also inspire poise and elegance in your kitchen. Deep blue paint colors lend themselves well to formal, farmhouse, transitional, and contemporary style designs. It is important to make sure there is adequate natural and room lighting in kitchens with dark blue cabinetry. The lighting helps to keep the room from being too dark. The addition of white kitchen cabinetry and wood or white countertops can also brighten up the room, making it more inviting and less formal.
Light Blue Kitchen Cabinets
Lighter shades of blue create a crisp, clean look; and are an excellent choice for wall and base cabinetry. Pale blue paint colors are popular today, for kitchen islands and wall cabinetry. Light blue kitchens are notorious for creating a restful design, below are a few instances of light blue kitchens.
Thinking About Trying Blue Kitchen Cabinets?
You should consult with a Wellborn Cabinets dealer or designer before starting a kitchen remodel, as there are many factors.
Once you have your plan ready, it is time to decide on the design style of your room. Explore our cabinet door styles for one that appeals to you and works in your design style. Flat panel cabinets, like shaker cabinets, are an excellent choice for casual, classic, country, transitional, eclectic, and even contemporary design styles. Raised panel doors are more conventional in style and work extremely well in formal or transitional rooms. Slab doors are more contemporary in style.
Then make a list of all the things you like and dislike about your current kitchen. Remember to consider factors such as the size of your kitchen, if you are adding more cabinetry, and how the design of the kitchen will flow into other adjacent rooms. To get a head start on designing, view Wellborn’s standard selection of cabinet finishes for a finish that meets your design ideas. If you can’t find one that meets your needs, ask about ColorInspire and the world of blue paint colors that the program opens up for you. ColorInspire offers a broad selection of colors from the extensive paint programs of Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore and Valspar.
Where to Buy
Wellborn offers a wide variety of door styles in blue paints and paints with glaze, allowing you to find some in every design style. Our standard blue paint selection includes Aqua, which is a lovely light blue paint and Bleu, a dark midnight shade. Aqua is available by itself or finished with a gray Granite or a dark brown Java hand-applied glaze. Bleu is a dark French inspired blue paint that is available alone or with a dark brown Java glaze. If you are designing a contemporary style kitchen, check out our metal frame doors with Aqua gloss or Aqua Matte back painted glass inserts.
Not finding a blue paint that meets your desires? Wellborn offers a custom cabinet finish through our ColorInspire program, that expands your choices, providing 100’s of shades of blue paint to choose from.
When you are ready to design your blue kitchen, contact your local Wellborn Dealer and set up an appointment with a designer. If you have been keeping a scrapbook of ideas for your kitchen, make sure you take them with you to your appointment.