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Blue Kitchen Cabinets – A Trending Design

One of today’s hottest trends in kitchen cabinetry is the use of blue cabinets in kitchens. 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 cabinet ideas with white wall cabinetry, blue base cabinetry, and blue islands.

Dreaming of a bold contrast of color? When browsing social media or the web, 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. Mixing white, cream, or light gray painted cabinets or stained wood cabinets or countertops with dark blue cabinetry is stunning. Another wonderful way to enhance you kitchen is adding shaker style cabinetry.

dark blue kitchen cabinets with white accent
This bright sunny transitional Galena Square Maple kitchen features Bleu and Oyster White, wall, base, and tall kitchen cabinetry and a stainless steel refrigerator. The blue island features a wood stained countertop.
light blue kitchen cabinets on island
A brilliant way to add a pop of color is by including a blue kitchen island. This eclectic Bishop MDF Glacier white kitchen with a Florida Keys Blue island is just the ticket. The island features a mullion door bookcase, Fluted Square Posts, a white countertop, and stainless steel appliances.
dark blue kitchen island and lower cabinets
This eye-catching Davenport Square Inset kitchen is available in Wellborn’s Premier and Estate Series. The blue island and base cabinetry have a ColorInspire “New York State of Mind” painted finish. The wall cabinetry is Glacier White. This bright, energetic room is a delight to cook in.

Are Blue Kitchen Cabinets in Style?

Blue cabinetry is definitely an on trend look currently. We hear it everywhere. From designers, contractors, homeowners, and others inside the industry. You will also discover a wealth of blue kitchen cabinetry designs on Houzz, Pinterest, and other social media sites. Styles such as, blue recessed, flat panel doors, like Shakers, are the most popular choice. However, raised door panel door styles are also a popular blue kitchen cabinetry choice.

In smaller spaces, light blue kitchen 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 other popular kitchen cabinet finishes; such as gray, green, and even black.

We know blue for its calming and restful effects, and the feeling of harmony and serenity it brings to those in a room. Bright tones of blue can also 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. It’s no surprise why blue is one of the most popular paints used for kitchen cabinetry today.

light blue kitchen island
Create a tranquil kitchen by combining off-white perimeter cabinetry with a light blue island. For example, this Richmond transitional kitchen in Divinity Java and ColorInspire Stream light blue kitchen.
light kitchen blue cabinets
This transitional room features our Amelia maple door style in Aqua. Amelia is a square, recessed door style with a cove inside edge profile and an eased outside edge profile. The stainless steel appliances used blends gracefully into the light blue painted finish.
blue kitchen island.
This well lit Eclectic Bishop, MDF white kitchen, features a blue kitchen island. Bishop’s recessed center panel shown here in a ColorInspire, Florida Keys Blue, painted finish is stunning.
black kitchen cabinets with a blue color pop hutch
The stunning Shaker Hanover Inset Maple ColorInspire BM Aruba Blue ice box cabinet is the perfect accent piece for the Vienna Maple Hazelnut and Barcelona Slab Oak, Onyx Black kitchen.

Dark Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Darker, navy-style blues offer a certain calmness and inspire poise and elegance in your kitchen. These colors lend themselves well to formal, farmhouse, transitional, and contemporary style designs. It is important to make sure there is adequate lighting in kitchens with dark blue cabinetry. The lighting helps to keep the room from being too dark to appreciate the blue kitchen cabinets and from being able to appreciate your kitchen itself. You can add a design pop by having white uppers and wood or white countertops, making your kitchen more inviting and less formal.

Dark Blue tall kitchen cabinets with island
Looking for dark blue kitchen cabinet ideas? This charming transitional kitchen features Galena Square Bleu, dark blue cabinetry. The blue kitchen island features a wood tone countertop. The white wall cabinetry and stainless-steel refrigerator lighten up the room and make the room feel warm and inviting.

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, especially for kitchen islands and wall cabinetry within farmhouse style spaces. Light blue kitchens are notorious for creating a restful look and feel while also brightening up a space.

Below are a few instances of light blue kitchens.

Light blue kitchen cabinets with island
This transitional kitchen feels welcoming and serene with the aqua, light blue kitchen cabinets, clean walls, and stainless steel appliances and range hood. The Amelia square Maple door style features a recessed center panel with a cove inside edge.
Light blue island cabinet in an off-white kitchen
The Richmond door style in this kitchen features a solid wood raised center panel with applied moulding in a ColorInspire Sherwin Williams Stream, pale blue. The island’s matching blue wooden stools compliment the Divinity Java base and wall cabinets in this transitional – traditional kitchen.
Light blue and white shaker kitchen cabinets with island
This tricolor blue kitchen features two of Wellborn’s standard painted finishes. A Bleu furniture style cabinet with a wood tone countertop and Aqua blue and Oyster White Hanover Inset Shaker wall and island cabinetry.

Get Inspired With These Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

Blue kitchen cabinets are stealing the kitchen island scene. They are a charming, fresh pop of color when used in 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.

What Color Countertop Goes With Kitchen Blue Cabinets?

White marble countertops are an excellent choice for blue kitchen cabinets. The blue of the cabinetry brings out the veining in the marble. For dark blue kitchen cabinets, white stone or natural wood countertops are a superb choice. White countertops provide a classic, trendy look, and they lighten up the room while 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 kitchen 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 an eye-catching color pop against both blue and white cabinetry, adding a touch of glamour to the design.

Thinking About Trying Blue Kitchen Cabinets?

Once you have your plan ready, it is time to decide on the design style of your room. 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 while slab doors are great for a more contemporary style.

Start by making 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. Bleu is a dark French inspired blue paint that is available alone or with a dark brown Java glaze.   

When you are ready to start with your blue kitchen cabinets, contact your local Wellborn Dealer.

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12 Comments

  1. Ann B. says:

    Planning a home build finish for early 2021. Love my current Wellborn Cabs and studying what you have available now. I need amber/orange tones and love your cherry cabs. Any new stain colors planned for new catalogue????
    THANKS!
    Anticipating another Wellborn build!

  2. Ann B says:

    To add to my earlier question and MORE related to the blog, will you be coming out with any new shades of blue soon?

    1. Collin Barnwell says:

      Hi Ann! We are always reviewing input from our team of designers on what finishes, styles, and products to add. If you are looking for that custom blue finish, check out our ColorInspire custom finish option program!

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  4. This is such a helpful article! I’ve been dreaming of doing a kitchen remodel for years, and I can’t wait to be able to start taking these steps! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Tracy Colleran says:

    We have white perimeter kitchen cabinets with a Navy Blue Island , white Quartz w/ hint of gray-blue veining. It is a casual kitchen atmosphere, I am struggling with cabinet drawer pull color? Originally I liked black, but it does not show well on the navy island. Please Help!!!

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