Cookin’ Up Blue Kitchens

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! Blue Kitchen House Beautiful via The Decorista 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,

Benjamin Moore Buxton Blueyou 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!

Blue Kitchen ino-getiashvili

Blue Kitchen by Ino Getiashvile

This one is also very sleek but so bright and cheery!

Blue Kitchen Fleur Ward Interior Design

Blue Kitchen Fleur Ward Interior Design

This is so charming with the white brick walls in contrast to the aqua retro cabinetry and open shelving

Blue Kitchen Bratislava Kitchen by Gut Gut

Blue Kitchen Bratislava Kitchen by Gut Gut

My design eye is always drawn to country, whether it’s rustic (check out that amazing hood over the stove!)

Blue Kitchen Welch Forsman Associates

Blue Kitchen Welch Forsman Associates

or charming-loving the red accents and the one blue cupboard in contrast to the otherwise white kitchen

Blue Kitchen TresHus Architects & Builders Cottage Revival

Blue Kitchen TresHus Architects & Builders

and cottage styles-this one in London by Pearce & Co Woodsmiths. That blue rustic tile backsplash simply amazing.

Blue Kitchen Pearce & Co Woodsmiths

Blue Kitchen Pearce & Co Woodsmiths

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.

Blue Kitchen Bermuda Residence Village Architects AIA

Blue Kitchen Bermuda Residence Village Architects AIA

The bright blue chairs pop nicely against the pale blue walls and white cabinetry.

Blue Kitchen David Scharff Architect PC

Blue Kitchen David Scharff Architect PC

While in this kitchen, it’s the dark cabinetry that contrasts with the lighter furnishings.

Blue Kitchen by Terri Rose CKD

Carlson Project by Terri Rose CKD

And in this space, the deep blue walls provide the dramatic backdrop to the white kitchen and dining areas.

Blue Kitchen LuLu Designs Online

Blue Kitchen HGTV LuLu Designs Online

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…

Blue Kitchen Marthas Vineyard Cottage ERS Design LLC

Blue Kitchen Marthas Vineyard Cottage ERS Design LLC

And even deeper blue, with the contrasting yellow tile backsplash. To me, reminiscent of Monet’s kitchen in Giverny. Blue Kitchen Michael Lyons Architect These last two kitchens are pastel and pretty perfect. Traditional & formal or

Blue Kitchen Ulrich Inc

Blue Kitchen by Julia Kleyman for Ulrich

more contemporary in style, they both are so soothing and inviting.

Blue Kitchen Nieman Architects

Weyand Residence by Nieman Architects

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 

Comments

  1. I love blue in kitchens. when i first moved into my house I painted my cabinets a dark blue with a black wash. the counter and floor were white. I have since updated, and now my cabinets are white, but i left one small cabinet in that blue. A little bit of history.

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  2. TALITA VERMEULEN says:

    EXCITING, LOVE IT. MY STYLE. MY HUSBAND HAS A KITCHEN FACTORY. ONLY UNUSUAL KITCHENS.

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  3. thank you for the shout out! such a fun and well put together post girl! xo
    ashlina
    http://www.thedecorista.com

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  4. Nancy Granese says:

    Love, love, love them!

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  5. As I scrolled past each kitchen, I thought, that one’s my favorite! And then I got to the next, and there was my New favorite! Loved them! Too bad I just painted my own kitchen! But, as they say, it’s only paint! So, who knows, maybe I’ll be painting it again, sooner than I think! 🙂

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    • I know what you mean! As I got to each kitchen, I fell in love with the color and style. But there was one I kept going back to over and over, and then I discovered that it was the Martha’s Vineyard Cottage Kitchen. Of course : )

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