Blue is both a safe, reliable colour choice and one of the biggest trends for your home. Thinking about bringing it to your kitchen? Take a look at this real life inspiration.
When considering a new kitchen scheme, you may be wary of using colour in your design. Will it still be on-trend in a year's time? Will it ensure your home keeps its re-sale value?
Well, have you considered going blue? Blue kitchens are a trend on the rise, however, it's also a colour with timeless appeal.
Blue is a recessive hue, so it won't dominate your space - something that also helps ensure you don't get tired of it after a couple of months.
If you're still in need of some convincing, check out our spectrum of real blue kitchens below and see the variety of looks you can achieve with this adaptable colour.
Image: Shaker kitchen, Harvey Jones
Blue isn't just a safe choice for a kitchen these days, it's an on-trend choice. This kitchen from Harvey Jones is painted in Little Greene’s Royal Navy 257, which is a perfect match for Pantone's recently announced Colour of the Year for 2020, Classic Blue. While this colour has some energy to it, this design proves its not too much for a vibrant kitchen paired with calming wood tones and metallic accents.
Dark blue is a near neutral by this point, and it won't take too much colour confidence for us to persuade you it's a good choice for your kitchen. This shade makes for a striking feature as a statement island, and always looks great set against brass or copper handles for that warming touch.
Image: Atlantic Blue kitchen, Pluck
With slightly more green hues to the colour, teal blues offer an exciting, youthful shade to experiment with. We love it in this Pluck kitchen, which is made from laminate ply. Teamed with Pluck's sleek yet mid century-inspired cabinetry and its Ruskin Blossom pink colour, it's a fun and playful scheme.
Image: British Standard
This matching wall and kitchen unit from British Standard is a bold blue that certainly packs a punch. This scheme has been styled with other primary colours, but far from child-like, it's created an artistic, retro look.
A soft, yet impactful blue, this cornflower shade is best suited to country-inspired kitchens. In this design from The Main Company, vintage wood finishes add some grit to keep the colour looking contemporary and cool.
Jewel-like sapphire is a stylish, grown-up colour, which again works beautfully against natural textures and brass finishes alike. We love how this kitchen from LochAnna's Durham Collection contrasts the darker blue against a lighter blue wall for a daring tonal scheme.
Duck egg blue
There's something instantly calming about this duck egg colour - it almost certainly reminds us of Dulux's Colour of the Year - Tranquil Dawn. Duck egg is a more invigorating option for your kitchen than standard grey, but also feels familiar and welcoming. If you're tentatively dipping your toe into the idea of a blue kitchen
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