In our round-up of this year's biggest trends, we said that blue was fast becoming a popular kitchen colour. Once limited to bathrooms and bedrooms, various shades of blue - from duck egg to cobalt - are now creeping in to our cooking spaces. Here's how you achieve a blue kitchen with some of the most stylish blues...
Even though it’s been viewed as a cool, almost chilly colour up until now, blue actually works beautifully in the kitchen as it’s very calming to look at. Pale pastel blues can be used to create a rustic, shabby-chic look, while darker, more intense shades manage to look both highly modern and utterly timeless.
Rustic blue kitchen
If you love that quintessentially English country cottage look, a Shaker design in Denim Blue such as the Washington door will give you an immediate head-start. And if you’re going for a full kitchen make-over, add flagstone flooring and warm-toned wooden worktops. Along with white wooden furniture and a Belfast sink, you’ll be living the rustic dream in no time.
It may sound counter-intuitive, but using a dark blue can actually make a room feel warmer - dark shades add a real sense of cosiness. Shop our Super Matt Indigo Blue colour for the perfect deep blue. White tiles and copper or brass handles will lift the look and stop it feeling too overpowering.
Minimalist blue kitchen
If you prefer a more pared-down look, a plain slab door in a light shade will add colour without taking over the whole room. The Lewes door in High Gloss Denim Blue will immediately add light and freshness to your kitchen. If you love sleek lines and a gleaming gloss finish, our Legato door in Ultragloss Metallic Blue is the answer. Shop our full range of blue doors today.