16 Unique Design Ideas for Kitchens with Blue Cabinets

Michelle Gage Interiors

Different Shades of Blue Cabinets

Picking the right shade of blue for your kitchen cabinets may seem like a challenge - after all, there are hundreds of options available on the market today. From these three options below, you can see how different shades of blue can change the entire look and feel of a kitchen. There is no wrong choice, every shade of blue kitchen cabinetry is sure to make a statement!

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Light Blue Cabinets

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Light blue kitchen cabinets are fairly uncommon, but in the right space they look immaculate. Light blue kitchen cabinets can be paired with any color hardware, and look amazing paired with white countertops. For a fresh, bright kitchen space, light blue cabinets are a must!

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Navy Blue Cabinets

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For more of a bold design, navy blue cabinets are the way to go. With their deep blue hue, they add a modern statement to any kitchen. There are many different styles of navy cabinets, from raised panel to flat-faced doors and drawers. However navy shaker cabinets are the latest trend in kitchen design, and a customer favorite from Lily Ann Cabinets!

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Dark Blue Cabinets


Looking to create a dark and moody kitchen? An even darker hue may be the right option for you. Pair the dark blue cabinets with gold accents like hardware, faucets and light fixtures to have a magazine-ready kitchen in no time. Another perk to dark blue cabinets is that they hide stains better than lighter cabinet colors.

Countertops for Kitchens with Blue Cabinets

When consulting with our design clients, we typically recommend one of three countertop options for kitchens with blue cabinets. Although there are hundreds of different countertop options, we find that these consistently pair best with blue cabinets. Let’s explore the options!

White Countertops


By far the best countertop color for kitchens with blue cabinets is white. A beautiful, pure white countertop like quartz pairs amazingly with any shade of blue cabinets. Whether your cabinets are navy blue, dark blue, or light blue, white countertops will brighten the kitchen as a whole and are very versatile.

Butcher Block Countertops


Another countertop option for kitchens with blue cabinets is a beautiful slab of butcher block. Butcher block countertops are a perfect choice because you can get them in any color of wood stain imaginable, so no matter what shade your blue cabinets are, you have endless options for butcher block countertops.

Different Ways to Incorporate Blue Cabinetry

Want to incorporate blue cabinets into your kitchen, but not sure where? There are a few different design variations to choose from.These options include incorporating blue into the lower cabinets, the upper cabinets, or on the island!

Blue Lower Cabinets


One of the more common ways of incorporating colored, or in this case blue cabinets into the kitchen is to include them as the lower cabinetry. By doing this, you add a pop of color to the kitchen without overwhelming the space. Adding blue lower cabinets is a great option, especially when paired with white cabinets!

Blue Upper Cabinets


Using blue upper cabinets is a beautiful option as well. As shown in the picture above, blue upper kitchen cabinets look amazing with glass doors. By doing this, you include not only the blue cabinets, but also a luxury statement in the kitchen. Contact us to learn more about our glass door cabinets today!

Blue Kitchen Island Cabinets

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Another option for incorporating blue cabinets into the kitchen is to add them to your kitchen island. A kitchen island with blue cabinets is always a great way to add some differentiation of cabinetry within a kitchen, no matter what color you decide to use. Like in the picture above, the navy blue cabinets provide a good break between all of the white in the kitchen space. Adding a blue island to your kitchen is a decision you won’t regret!

Hardware for Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Hardware is one of the most important parts of a kitchen. It’s like jewelry for your cabinets! In reality, the right hardware can set the entire mood and style of a kitchen, so it’s important that the hardware is chosen wisely.

Gold/Brass Hardware


If you are looking for the right cabinet hardware to pair with a kitchen with blue cabinets, gold hardware is always a great choice. It’s bright, timeless, and will make the kitchen feel warmer and more modern. With so many cool colors, especially if you have white countertops, the warm gold hardware will pair amazingly with these colors.

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Silver Hardware


Want a look that’s a little more traditional, not too flashy, and will go alongside your blue kitchen cabinets? Pairing silver hardware with blue kitchen cabinets always works seamlessly being that they both are cool-toned. Bonus points if they match perfectly with the appliances too!

Black Hardware


Black hardware is another good option for kitchens with blue cabinets because create a contrasting color scheme. Blue, white, black, and wood is a popular color scheme on the modern design scene. It looks fresh, clean, not too bright and not too dark. Black hardware is the perfect option for when you want something that will coexist perfectly with its surroundings!

Backsplashes for Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Backsplashes can be one of the hardest parts of designing a kitchen. Pair that struggle with incorporating blue cabinetry, and it tends to make the design process even harder. But struggle no more, because these are 4 great backsplash options for kitchens with blue cabinets!

Brick Backsplash


Want something a little more unique for your kitchen? A brick backsplash is not only durable, but when paired with blue cabinets it provides a timeless appearance. Incorporating brick into a kitchen gives off an industrial feel depending on what hardware and decor you include. Brick backsplashes are a great way to warm up the feeling of your kitchen space, especially if you have dark blue cabinets!

Patterned Tile Backsplash


Looking for something as special as your beautifully colored blue kitchen cabinets? Pairing blue cabinetry with a patterned or mosaic backsplash is sure to be a showstopper. This look is not for everyone, but if you are wanting your kitchen to stand out, this is definitely a good way to do so. Finding the right patterned backsplash doesn’t have to be hard. Like in the picture above, the light blue kitchen cabinets are paired with gold hardware which matches perfectly with the patterned backsplash. Therefore, when looking for the right backsplash, just make sure that at least one of the colors matches the rest of the kitchen!

Subway Tile Backsplash


If you are looking for a backsplash that will match any colored, themed, or decorated kitchen, white subway tiles are the way to go! These are an amazing option due to their versatility. They come in any color, any size, and can be placed in any formation. White subway tiles look amazing alongside blue kitchen cabinets, so they are a perfect and simple choice!

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Matching Countertop & Backsplash


Lo and behold, the queen of all backsplash options! This option includes matching your countertops to your backsplash to present a fully seamless feel within the kitchen. Not only does this option have a beautiful effect, but it also saves the trouble of searching for a good backsplash option. When done with white countertops and a matching backsplash, this makes the blue kitchen cabinets stand out and look even more stylish. This option will surely transition your kitchen into a dream kitchen.

Create Your Dream Kitchen with Lily Ann Cabinets

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