Beautiful Blue Kitchen Cabinets & Islands You’ll Love

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Have you seen all the gorgeous blue kitchens popping up over on Pinterest lately?  While I still love a classic, all-white kitchen, I have to say I’m crazy about blue kitchen cabinets.  A touch of blue adds a classic, yet modern, look to every space–but I think it looks especially beautiful in the kitchen.

When we remodeled our kitchen and took it from dark and drab to light and bright, I knew I wanted to incorporate the color blue. Initially, I planned to paint all the lower cabinets blue, but I eventually opted to go with a blue kitchen island (Sherwin Williams Distance) and all white cabinets. 

After white, blue is the most popular kitchen color. Since it’s timeless, blue is a safe way to add color to your kitchen because it will never go out of style.

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There’s no doubt that blue kitchens are trending, and if you’re looking for the best blue to paint kitchen cabinets, I’ve got plenty of ideas for how to add blue to your kitchen.

If you love dark blue cabinets, Hale Navy, HC-154 by Benjamin Moore, is a timeless shade of navy blue loved by interior designers for its perfect mix of warm and cool undertones.  However, lighter shades of blue are becoming increasingly popular, as you’ll see as you scroll through below. 

Before you paint, I suggest testing out several shades of blue in your kitchen (using painted pieces of poster board or cardboard taped to the cabinets) to see how they look throughout the day.  

Beautiful Blue Kitchen Cabinet Ideas & Inspiration

Whether you’re into all-blue kitchens, a two-tone mix of white and blue cabinets, or simply a few blue accents, these gorgeous blue kitchens will give you plenty of ideas and inspiration for your space. I hope you love them as much as I do! Where possible, I’ve included the blue cabinet paint color along with the photo and will update this post as I receive new information.

Calming Blues for a Tranquil Feeling

I love the soft blue cabinet color in this beautiful kitchen from Mindy Gayer Design – Newport Project:

Fresh blues, crisp whites, and brass details combine to create a stunning kitchen, from Addison’s Wonderland.  The cabinet color is a custom mix of 50% Sherwin Williams Stardew and 50% Uncertain Gray.

This gorgeous blue kitchen from Erin Kestenbaum has such a dreamy feeling.  The blue cabinet color is Harbor by Cliq Studios.

Here’s another view of this beautiful blue kitchen:


A beautiful light blue kitchen island and an abundance of white create a light and airy feeling in this beautiful kitchen from Cynthia Hayes Interior Design:


Stunning floor to ceiling blue kitchen cabinets are further enhanced with brass details and an amazing rolling ladder, from Caren Rideau, via House Beautiful:

Create Balance With a Two-Toned Kitchen

The following kitchens incorporate a two-toned look, balancing blue lower cabinets and white upper cabinets. This is a fresh look that allows you to incorporate the timeless color combination of blue and white.

I love this beautiful modern kitchen, with its rich blue island and lower cabinets and white upper cabinets that draw your eye upward to the beautiful beamed ceiling. So fresh and lovely!  From Emily Henderson Design | Photography by Tessa Neustadt.

I love the cozy feeling of this blue and white coastal kitchen from Pure Salt Interiors:


Crisp blue lower cabinets, white upper cabinets, and brass accents create a timeless look in this lovely kitchen from Studio Surface Designs.  We used the same large-scale subway tiles on our kitchen backsplash.

Beautiful white and blue kitchen #bluekitchens #bluedecor #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #kitchenremodel #blueandwhitekitchen

Such beautiful styling in this lovely classic kitchen design from Becki Owens:


I love the pretty glass inserts in the side of the cabinets surrounding the sink in this beautiful blue and white kitchen from House Sprucing:

Navy Blue Kitchens for a Clean, Classic Look

Dark navy blue kitchen cabinets are a classic look that will never go out of style.  Since navy pairs so beautifully with brass, chrome, or silver, it allows you to mix metals with confidence. 

Navy is actually considered a neutral; since it works well with every other color, it gives you lots of latitude when it comes to choosing decor and finishes for your kitchen.

I love the fresh feeling of this beautiful kitchen, with its rich navy cabinets, herringbone wood flooring, shiplap ceiling, and rustic wood beams.  From Kate Lester Interiors.  Here’s a similar pendant light.


A vintage runner in a bold hue accentuates this beautiful navy kitchen from Jean Stoffer Design:

Dark blue cabinets, brass pulls, and a starburst patterned backsplash combine to create a stunning kitchen design, from Stone Textile Studio:

I love the beautiful combination of rich blue cabinets and brass details in this lovely kitchen from Anne Rae Design.  And that black tile backsplash is a showstopper!

Sunny yellows are the perfect compliment to dark blue cabinets in this wonderful kitchen from Taylor Anne Interiors:

Note how these glass shelves are trimmed with brass, such a beautiful touch–especially when paired with dark blue!  From Heidi Piron.

Here’s another look at this beautiful kitchen:

Heidi Piron Design and Cabinetry

Incorporate a Blue Kitchen Island to Ground an All-White Kitchen

One of my all-time favorite kitchens, from Andrea McQueen Design, featuring the perfect combination of blue, white, and brass.  Here’s where to find those light fixtures.


A hint of blue on the island freshens up this all-white kitchen from Studio McGee.  This bright coastal-inspired kitchen feels crisp and modern, thanks to a coat of Benjamin Moore “Blue Note” on the island, as well as a gorgeous vintage Turkish runner.


A striking navy blue island enhances this all-white kitchen from House of Jade Interiors:


A classic all-white kitchen is enhanced by a beautiful navy blue island, cone pendant lights, and spice-colored counter stools, from Studio McGee:


A lovely light blue island brings a feminine touch to this beautiful kitchen from Rachel Parcell:

A lovely modern kitchen design with all-white cabinets, tile, walls, and pendant lights, is enhanced by a large center island painted in classic blue.  From Studio McGee:

Beautiful white and blue kitchen with gold accents #bluekitchens #bluedecor #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #kitchenremodel #blueandwhitekitchen

This kitchen, with its modern globe pendant lights, inspired my own kitchen lighting – from Hibou Design & Company:


Such a gorgeous kitchen!  The deep blue island color is a beautiful contrast to the all white cabinets and walls.  From Kate Lester Interiors:

Bring Some Blue to the Backsplash (or Floors!)

Consider incorporating blue in the kitchen with a blue patterned tile floor or backsplash, demonstrated beautifully in the kitchens below.

Beautiful pale blue-gray herringbone tile enhances this lovely kitchen from Kelly Deck Design:

Soft blue tile set in a herringbone pattern from Young House Love:

Unique blue patterned tile creates a stunning backdrop for this kitchen bar area from Pure Salt Interiors:

The cabinet color in this beautiful kitchen, from Ginny MacDonald, is Wolf Gray by Benjamin Moore, but it definitely takes on a blue tone. The amazing blue tile floor is what sets this space apart from the ordinary:

Add a Fresh Touch of Coastal Blue

Bring a coastal feeling to your kitchen with tranquil shades of the sea and sky.  See my post Modern Coastal Decorating Ideas for Your Home, for more coastal kitchen ideas.

Here’s one of my favorite kitchens, with an amazing blue island (Benjamin Moore Providence Blue).  I have the same woven pendant lights in our breakfast nook!  From Life on Virginia Street:


This gorgeous beach house kitchen features shiplap walls, woven counter stools, and a lovely grey-blue island.  From Bright Bazaar:


This beautiful kitchen, with its coffered ceiling and beautiful blue gray island, is just stunning.  The striped counter stools add such a beautiful touch!  From AGK Design Studio.  Island color is Sherwin Williams Smoky Candle, SW 8633.  The light fixtures are from Restoration Hardware, but here’s a similar, less-expensive version.


Mix in Some Warm Woods

The lovely kitchens below show how beautifully blue pairs with wood accents, whether through open shelving, light wood cabinets, butcher block countertops, wood floors, or rustic beams.

I love the mix of the dark blue island with blond wood cabinets in this beautiful kitchen from Kelsey Leigh Design Co.  Aren’t those light fixtures perfect in this space?


A butcher block island brings an organic touch to this wonderful blue and white kitchen from Heidi Lachapelle:

Rustic wood beams and a butcher block countertop on the island enhance the beauty of this blue kitchen from Studio McGee:


This all-blue kitchen, from Jillian Harris, uses wood details on the island, floors, and cabinet insets to bring a natural feeling to this space.

A gorgeous blue island and Turkish runner pair wonderfully with white and light wood cabinets in this kitchen from Design 4 Corners:

This beautiful white and blue kitchen idea incorporates beautiful wood open shelving and flooring to retain and warm and welcoming feeling.  From Amber Interior Design:

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For more kitchen ideas and inspiration, please check out these posts:

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Counter Stools for Your Space
Kitchen Island Lighting Ideas for Every Style & Budget
Beautiful Breakfast Nook Ideas for Cozy Kitchen Dining
Kitchen Island Ideas for a Functional and Beautiful Space
Beautiful Kitchen Backsplash Ideas
Where to Find Affordable Vintage Turkish Rugs and Runners
Beautiful and Inspiring Kitchen Design Ideas
Our Kitchen Remodel, With Costs and Sources

Have a wonderful day!

xo jane


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