The other day I spotted this photo on the blog “The Decorista” by New York City-based interior designer Ashlina Kaposta. If you don’t follow her blog, you should, because her style and design photographs are nothing short of spectacular! She had posted this photo of a blue kitchen by House Beautiful with the caption: “They say that blue suppresses the appetite, thats why you rarely see a restaurant in blue. On that same note, you never really see a true blue kitchen either, blue is usually a color for the bathroom as it promotes a feel of relaxation. However, after seeing this gorgeous soft blue kitchen, I’m thinking why not. Hey, it might even help those looking to eat less. Whatever the case, it looks absolutely stunning especially with soft golden accents.” With that color theory in mind, and my own kitchen being a gorgeous Benjamin Moore shade of Buxton Blue,
you would think that would have done something to suppress my appetite and make me more relaxed, but, well, no. But it did get me thinking about it a bit and realize that you don’t often see blue kitchens-more likely to find yellow or white or red. BUT, I did a little digging and came up with some of the most gorgeous blue kitchens ever.
Now, modern and contemporary is generally not my style, but wow-and I adore this backsplash! Makes me smile every time I look at it!
This one is also very sleek but so bright and cheery!
This is so charming with the white brick walls in contrast to the aqua retro cabinetry and open shelving
My design eye is always drawn to country, whether it’s rustic (check out that amazing hood over the stove!)
or charming-loving the red accents and the one blue cupboard in contrast to the otherwise white kitchen
and cottage styles-this one in London by Pearce & Co Woodsmiths. That blue rustic tile backsplash simply amazing.
If you follow my blog, you know I love color. And these kitchens do not disappoint. Pulling in the color of the ocean in Bermuda, this stunner by Village Architects AIA.
The bright blue chairs pop nicely against the pale blue walls and white cabinetry.
While in this kitchen, it’s the dark cabinetry that contrasts with the lighter furnishings.
And in this space, the deep blue walls provide the dramatic backdrop to the white kitchen and dining areas.
More blue cabinetry. Now, I am not sure if I would be brave enough to go bold with the permanent fixtures in the room. And blue cabinets are permanent. In this case, a very bright blue. But, I love it! And, no wonder, it’s from a beach front cottage on Martha’s Vineyard. Sigh…
And even deeper blue, with the contrasting yellow tile backsplash. To me, reminiscent of Monet’s kitchen in Giverny. These last two kitchens are pastel and pretty perfect. Traditional & formal or
more contemporary in style, they both are so soothing and inviting.
Even though my heart is all about country kitchens, I find the color blue to be so welcoming, no matter what the style. Perhaps because it is the color of nature: the sky and the sea? Do you agree? Do you have a blue kitchen? I would LOVE to see and share it! And to be inspired by more fabulous blue kitchens, check out my Houzz.com “Cookin’ Up Blue Kitchens” Ideabook. In the meantime, have a (one-less-hour-of-sleep) Sunday, everyone! Susan