Colour Focus: Blue Kitchens

When the time comes to choose your new kitchen, deciding on the best colour might seem like a daunting task. Especially as you’ll want a colour that will withstand the whims of fashion but also adds interest to your design. Colour can often go in and out of fashion, however one colour that seems to be sticking around is the colour blue. This popular hue can retain classic kitchen style but is also very modern. Read on to discover more about the rising trend for blue kitchens and for inspiration for your new kitchen.

Dark blue kitchen units with quartz worktop and wooden dining table in foreground
This deep blue cabinetry from Stoneham’s Knole collection uses simple uncluttered lines and smooth painted centre panels to create a traditional country-style kitchen. Picture courtesy of Stoneham retailer, Connaught Kitchens.

Keeping cool

Blue is an enduringly popular colour in interior design. This could be due, in part, to the feelings that blue is thought to provoke. Studies have shown that different shades of blue can lead to increased creativity, improved concentration and lower heart-rates, and where is more important keep a calm atmosphere than in the hub of your home?

Dark blue kitchen island with built-in storage and under worktop LED lighting
This blue concave island from our Bewl kitchen collection also has built-in storage, making it practical and stylish.

Effortlessly elegant

If you’re looking to break away from the standard monochrome but retain the elegance of a traditional kitchen, blue might be the solution. In a dark shade, blue can be chic and minimalist, the perfect option for when black just doesn’t cut it. Pair dark blue upper cabinets with lighter lower cabinets in colours such as white or cream to create a striking contrast.

Bright and bold

Another benefit to using blue in your kitchen is its versatility. Different shades can create completely different looks. While deeper shades create a more traditional, elegant kitchen, a bright blue can transform your space into an ultra-modern area with plenty of personality. With a bespoke kitchen design, the opportunities to make your kitchen completely individual are endless and the adaptability of blue means it’ll fit whichever style you choose.

Electric blue 1950s American diner style kitchen with black and white checkerboard flooring and stainless steel features.
This striking bespoke curved island uses Stoneham’s Fusion collection in high gloss Tiffany Blue, with a polished concrete worktop and stainless steel rail, to recreate a classic 1950s American diner counter. Image courtesy of Stoneham retailer, Country Image.

Perfect match

Blue’s versatility also extends to its ability to fit in with many different types of finishes. Whether your appliances are in silver or black, or you’ve got wooden or quartz worktops, blue is a colour that can match seamlessly. It works well if you’re opting for stand out accents too. Maybe you want to hop on the copper trend bandwagon? Deep blue and copper work perfectly together offering a modern, striking feature for your kitchen.

Spacious kitchen with dark blue units flush to wall and soft grey kitchen island with copper pendant lighting features.
This kitchen design makes a statement with copper pendant lights to compliment Stoneham’s Fusion collection in Blue Hague.

For more colour options read our blogs on white kitchens and grey kitchens

Thinking about blue for your new kitchen? Discuss your requirements contact our team here.

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