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Calm and comforting blue makes such a perfect color for the kitchen. What’s more, it comes in so many shades—from luxurious royal to barely-there baby blue—it’s easy to find a hue that works with just about every design theme. Picture demure cornflower in a traditional French kitchen, or brilliant cobalt against stainless steel in a modern space. Whether you’re contemplating an all-out blue kitchen or just want a cheerful accent or two, these five blue buys can add a heavenly note to your space.
1. Go Dotty [photo above]
The dynamic design on this collection of hand-painted dinnerware by west elm makes a stunning, but still casual, statement on the kitchen table. Pair with neutral linens to introduce blue to your table decor, or go all the way with a tablecloth and napkins in a complementary blue shade.
2. Cool Customer
Photo: Courtesy of Smeg
Think beyond the usual paint or textile options for a blue-themed kitchen by going bold with your appliances. This retro-design Smeg refrigerator in icy-pale blue would look great in a contemporary kitchen or in a classic space with 1950s sympathies. It’s small (just 9.22 cubic feet), but this pint-size fridge is big on style.
3. Wall Flower
Photo Courtesy of Designers Guild
Paint isn't the only way to make a statement. Create a blue feature wall with Kasuri floral-print Yukata wallpaper from Designers Guild. It has all the elegance of a classic floral, but the bold cobalt color would make an eye-catching focal point in a classic kitchen.
4. Material Evidence
Photo: Courtesy of SureFit
Changing the color of your kitchen can be as simple as updating your fabrics. Add texture—and comfort—to your seating with slipcovers. These SureFit chair coverings are made to slip over almost any chair design, giving the look of bespoke tailoring to your space.
5. Let Your Light Shine
Photo: Courtesy of Rejuvenation
Kitchen task lighting is a simple, yet effective, way to use color as an accent. Rejuvenation’s mini pendant lights have a slightly industrial feel that can add charm to kitchens both traditional and contemporary. The base and stem are available in 13 finishes from classic brass to black enamel to polished chrome to suit almost any design scheme, while the blue dome injects a subtle celestial note.
It's your turn—do you have any favorite soothing blue kitchen products? Tell us!