25 Blue Kitchen Design Ideas for a Calm Cooking Space

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Blue kitchens have become a modern classic in recent years. Adding shades of blue to the kitchen is a low risk way to introduce some color without making a huge commitment. This soothing, feel-good shade can be mixed with whites and wood tones for a relaxed coastal look; used to add classic charm to a traditional space; or featured as a livable modern accent everywhere from the kitchen backsplash to cabinetry.

Check out these crowd-pleasing blue kitchens in a range of styles and hues that will make your space feel current but timeless enough to last for years to come. 

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    Add Period Charm

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    Design by deVOL Kitchens

    This St. John's Square, London kitchen designed by Sebastian Cox for deVOL Kitchens has charming bones and a period fireplace that's complemented with a wash of cool matte antique blue paint that makes it look like it's always been there.

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    Define Space

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    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Photo by Margaret Austin Photo

    This kitchen from Cathie Hong Interiors mixes midcentury modern style with Caribbean influences. Blue paint in a fresh shade of robin's egg blue on upper and lower cabinetry adds some definition that sets the kitchen apart from the adjacent dining area.

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    Embrace a Modern Classic

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    Design by Ashley Montgomery Design

    This crowd-pleasing kitchen from Ashley Montgomery Design proves that dark blue kitchen cabinets have become a timeless contemporary classic in recent years. The deep navy blue goes with everything, and reads almost as neutral as white, brown, or black, adding a hint of color that feels current but timeless.

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    Pair with Warm Accents

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    Design by Mindy Gayer Design Co.

    In this comfortable Southern California kitchen from Mindy Gayer Design Co., fresh blue paint adds luminosity to the built-in open and closed cabinetry and spacious kitchen island. The easy to live with color complements blonde wood and leather bar stools, and natural woven window shades that add warmth.

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    Go Bold

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    Design by Space Factory / Photo by Hervé Goluza

    This Paris kitchen from Space Factory is drenched in a International Klein Blue paint that is contrasted with bright walls and accented with black-and-white patterned floor tiles, a bold color choice that brings the space to life.

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    Add a Whisper of Color

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    Designed by Velinda Hellen Design for Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    If you're color curious but don't feel ready to dip more than a toe in the water, try a barely there shade of blue on a wall or bank of cabinets, like this kitchen by Velinda Hellen Design for Emily Henderson Design. Whether it's a gateway to adding bolder shades later on or enough to satisfy your craving for a hint of color is up to you.

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    Color Block It

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    Design by Jersey Ice Cream Co. / Photo by Stay Lokal

    A bold blue block of color makes a big statement in this hotel room kitchen designed by Jersey Ice Cream Co. Polished brass hardware and fixtures add sparkle.

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    Try a Frosty Shade

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    Fantastic Frank

    A frosty shade of pale blue on floor-to-ceiling cabinetry in this kitchen from Fantastic Frank creates a minimalist, cool feel, augmented by shiny stainless steel appliances and gleaming white backsplash tile.

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    Go Classic With Deep Teal

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     Design by Studio Peake

    In this classic London kitchen, Studio Peake painted the lower cabinets and small kitchen island in a deep shade of teal that is contrasted with light countertops and flooring and complements the rich wood stain of the traditional built-in cabinetry.

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    Make It Royal

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     Design by Maite Granda

    If you like the idea of color but don't want to commit, try focusing on an accent wall, free-standing cabinet, or kitchen island. In this otherwise neutral kitchen from interior designer Maite Granda, a prominent royal blue island focuses the eye and creates a colorful anchor in the open space with minimal effort.

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    Use Dimensional Wall Tile

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    Design by Tyler Karu / Photo by Erin Little

    Interior designer Tyler Karu created a striking blue focal point in this Maine beach house kitchen using textural blue backsplash tile juxtaposed with natural wood paneling for a fresh take on coastal style.

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    Drench It

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    Fantastic Frank

    In this Scandinavian kitchen from Fantastic Frank, a cool shade of medium-toned matte blue is washed over the flat-front European-style cabinetry, backsplash, and lower cabinetry to create a seamless, polished feel.

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    Go Coastal

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    Design by Tyler Karu / Photo by Erin Little

    Wrap-around upper and lower cabinetry in a medium toned blue complements white vertical shiplap walls in this coastal Maine kitchen from interior designer Tyler Karu.

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    Paint an Accent Wall

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    Casa Watkins Living

    In this maximalist kitchen from Casa Watkins Living, a pale sky blue painted accent wall creates a soothing backdrop for a wall of open shelving outfitted with colorful tableware, decorative objects, cookbooks, and other kitchen essentials.

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    Accent with Gold

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    Home Made by Carmona

    Blogger Ursula Carmona from Home Made by Carmona used matte midnight blue paint on upper and lower cabinets of this kitchen that contrast with earthtoned floor tiles and are accented with bright shiny gold-toned accents on the pendant lighting, bar seating, cabinet pulls, and hardware of the spacious kitchen, creating a timeless look.

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    Mix Navy Tones

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    Design by Michelle Berwick Design

    Dark navy velvet upholstered bar stools, shiny brass fixtures, sleek white marble, and medium-toned matte navy blue custom cabinetry give this kitchen from Michelle Berwick Design a tailored look.

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    Embrace a Moody Tone

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    Fantastic Frank

    This dark gray/blue Frankfurt kitchen from Fantastic Frank has cool undertones that pair well with silver accents to create a moody, minimalist kitchen.

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    Colorblock It

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    Design by Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Tessa Neustadt

    In this kitchen from Emily Henderson Design, bold navy paint grounds the lower cabinetry and peninsula in this compact kitchen, and a navy roller shade on the window echoes the color choice, creating balance in an otherwise bright white room. Accents of gold on the cabinet pulls and plumbing fixtures and a few red accents create a crisp classic feel.

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    Accent with Copper

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    Design by deVOL Kitchens

    This English kitchen from deVOL Kitchens has a mix of pale gray and deep blue paint on walls and cabinetry, and warm copper accents on the trio of pendant lights over the island that focus the eye.

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    Pair Dark and Light Shades

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    Design by Tyler Karu / Photo by Erin Little

    Interior designer Tyler Karu mixed dark navy blue paint with a pale blue-gray backsplash tile to create a layered coastal look in this Maine kitchen, mixed with natural wood and metal accents scattered throughout the open and airy space.

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    Accent with Turquoise Velvet

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    Design by Maite Granda

    This Florida kitchen from interior designer Maite Granda gets a shot in the arm thanks to turquoise velvet upholstered bar stools that add a sumptuous touch of blue that heightens the neutral color palette and looks at home with the room's grand ceilings, Arabic arches, and gold accents.

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    Add Structure

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    Designed by Velinda Hellen Design for Emily Henderson Design / Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

    In this kitchen designed by Velinda Hellen Design for Emily Henderson Design, medium-toned peacock blue paint is used to add structure the bright white linear space. Painting the lower cabinets and far wall of floor-to-ceiling built-ins in the same hue connects the spaces and creates balance and a focal point.

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    Mix Matte and Shiny Finishes

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    Design by Cathie Hong Interiors / Photo by Margaret Austin Photo

    In this modern rustic San Jose, California kitchen from Cathie Hong Interiors, matte blue paint and gleaming pale blue backsplash tiles create a layered look.

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    Pair With Black

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    Design by Laura Brophy Interiors / Photo by Tim Hirschmann

    This Los Angeles kitchen from Laura Brophy Interiors pairs asymmetrical blue cabinetry with a black dropped ceiling, full height marble backsplash and waterfall edge island. Pale wood cabinetry and flooring lightens up the sober palette without sacrificing drama.

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    Use Glossy Paint

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    Design by Twelve15 Design Studio

    This kitchen from Twelve15 Design Studio puts a twist on the usual navy blue matte finish painted cabinetry by opting for a deep glossy shade of midnight blue that almost reads as black.