Friday, August 10, 2012

Kitchen Blues

One of my clients has asked me to select a paint color for her kitchen, the catch is it has to be blue. Blues are very tricky and viewing on a small fan deck of paint colors can be very deceiving.   So the first thing I did was look through our image source books and digital files to see what I liked and what they responded to.  I was amazed by the variation of blue kitchens I found, not all are in the running as inspiration for this particular project, but are striking none the less. 

 I love the English kitchen look.  The blue cabinets, cream colored AGA, and white tile are a great combination.  I have an obsession with AGA's but that's another post.

I think this kitchen is very pretty, the carrara marble, dark stained wood and light blue walls are a nice combination.

Kitchens by Deane
I like the blue and green of the drapes...also the very cool limestone hood is in interesting feature in the otherwise very traditional kitchen. 

 I have to say this one is a little too "country kitchen" for me, but the French blue is very appealing.

 Another approach is to have blue accents. I think the blue slip covers and flowers are a nice punch in an otherwise neutral kitchen.

 I love this kitchen!  Fabulous farmhouse table island with a very thick marble top and cabinets and ceiling trim to die for.  Also I think this is a pretty great blue.

Another great neutral kitchen with blue furnishings. 

 Wow, this is a bold kitchen.  Very cool lights.

 Just a pop of green blue on the island.  I love the beach house look.  I'm also a huge fan of beaded board kitchen ceilings.

 Great blue chairs and art.

Sometimes I think blue works best when you also have a lot of white in a room. Here the gray blue is a nice foil to the white arch.

 I like the blue walls and the cork floor of this modest kitchen.

I love the blue and green theme in this relaxed, cheerful kitchen


House Beautiful
The blue lacquered ceiling is nice detail.

Here the blue cabinets with the black stove are a nice, elegant combination.

Aerin Lauder Elle Decor
The blue is nice with a bold pop of yellow.

 Fawn Galli
Gorgeous chairs in neutral, modern kitchen. So pretty

Sarah Richardson Designs
 I think these are very pretty blue cabinets...the polka dot look of the backsplash tile add a bit of whimsy to a sophisticated kitchen.

Steven Gambrel

I admire Steven Gambrel so much.  He is fearless with his use of color, textures and materials.  Note the blue stone slab floor tiles, the boldly veined marble sink and counter top, along with a great hood and lights.  It's so eclectic and fun.

Which one would you choose?  Happy weekend, stay cool and don't get the kitchen blues.


  1. These are all gorgeous, Jennifer! I also love the kitchen with the farmhouse table. Just gorgeous, and the ceiling, wow!
    Happy Sunday.

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