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 can give your kitchen the most stylish of 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.
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, warm-toned wooden worktops, white wooden furniture and a Belfast sink and 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. A rich, intense blue paint and a classic style from our range of paintable kitchen doors – like the Kingston or the Westfield will give your kitchen a stunning look that’s just the right side of dramatic. White tiles and copper or brass handles will lift the look and stop it feeling too overpowering.
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 Visions door in Ultragloss Blue is the answer.