Kitchen makeovers are one of the best ways to spice up your kitchen, refresh your space, and add value and personality to your home.
While white kitchens were all the rage for a very long time, blue is a hot color that is a popular option for any homeowner who wants to improve the way that their kitchen looks.
The kitchen is often considered to be the heart of the home, which is why homeowners want to pay attention to the kitchen and update it to be fresh and inspired.
With so many different shades of blue to choose from and options to consider when renovating your kitchen, it can be tricky to find the perfect inspiration for your new renovation.
Any of these three blue kitchens are sure to inspire your upcoming makeover and give you the confidence that you need to choose this bold, popular, and bright color for the most important room of your home.
1.Keep it Fresh with Blue Lower Cabinets
Bright blue lower cabinets are a wonderful way to add some color to your kitchen without making the blue the focal point of the space.
Leigh Charles, based out of Nottingham, UK has some great blue kitchen shots showing a design that allows the blue of the cabinets to perfectly complement the brighter neutral walls, ceiling, and backsplash.
Adding some pattern to the backsplash in the form of variegated marble helps to draw the eye around the room and prevents the eye from resting for too long in one spot.
Instead of opting for a lighter blue, which would cause the cabinets to feel disconnected from the rest of the room, Leigh Charles chose a deep and moody blue that serves to anchor the lower cabinets and prevents the room from feeling too airy and incomplete.
Ample lighting is also key when keeping a blue kitchen fresh and updated, and combining multiple lighting sources is a great way to ensure that the room is lit and not full of shadows.
Hanging lights add a lot of interest to the room, and the dark chords of the lights mimic the dark blue of the cabinets. This helps make the room look more cohesive and prevents discord in the kitchen.
Finally, a large rug that includes the same dark blue of the cabinets is the final touch in this space and really ties it all together.
This rug features a myriad of colors, but the dark blue perfectly matches the blue of the cabinets.
The end result is a perfectly balanced kitchen that features an incredible dynamic between light and dark.
2. Opt for a Blue Island and Built-ins
Homeowners who are lucky enough to have both an island, as well as built-ins, can make the kitchen look incredibly cohesive by painting them the same color blue, such as Render Arch of Cordoba, Argentina did.
This creates a cohesive space and allows the island and the built-ins to really stand out from the rest of the space, especially when the other kitchen cabinets are all left white.
Rows of lights with clear shades fully illuminate the room and keep the blue from becoming too dark. Since blue and yellow are such a great pair in any space, opting to paint the walls a light yellow really causes the focused blue to pop and makes the kitchen look very intentional and well thought out.
Bright stainless steel appliances, as well as stools, help to keep the blue cabinets and built-ins from feeling too dark and heavy and keeps the room feeling light and airy.
White countertops complement the white cupboards and appear flawless and bright against the blue.
Instead of using blue on all of the cabinets, which can make the room look closed off and smaller than it is, using it only in specific areas is a great way to add a splash of color without any worries about the space appearing too dark and cramped.
3. Go Bold with Blue Upper and Lower Cabinets
Homeowners who are feeling bold and want to really embrace dark blue cabinets can paint both their upper and lower cabinets blue for an intense, cozy, and comfortable space.
Pairing the blue cabinets with white subway tile such as Michal Koliba, from Krakow, Poland, did, keeps the space from feeling too heavy.
For a really unique look, homeowners can choose two shades of blue that are very similar to each other, but slightly different.
This keeps the kitchen from looking too matching and also keeps the cabinets from looking like they came as a set.
Pairing the blue cabinets and white subway tile backsplash with a wooden countertop helps to add the feeling of nature to the kitchen.
This natural touch is lighter than the blue, which also helps to keep the room from feeling too dark and heavy, which is perfect for smaller kitchens.
While homeowners who have small kitchens may shy away from painting both their upper and lower cabinets blue, this kitchen shows how beautifully it can be done, especially when there is plenty of natural light.
Adding green plants to the space also brings in a touch of nature that perfectly complements the wooden countertops and creates a dreamy and relaxing space.
Are you ready to go blue?
As you can see, any of these amazing blue kitchens are sure to give you the inspiration that you need to finally redo your space and make your kitchen a room that you love.
No matter if you are looking to add just a splash of color to your kitchen or are interested in a full upper and lower cabinet makeover, these kitchens are sure to inspire not only a love of the color blue, but also the inspiration that you need to get started.
Thanks to the bold and fresh designs of these kitchens, any homeowner looking to freshen up their space can do so in a balanced, bright, and attractive way.
Blue kitchens are updated and sure to inspire any homeowner to express their personality not only in the kitchen, but throughout the rest of the home, as well.