19 Unique Design Ideas for Kitchens with Blue Cabinets

19 Unique Design Ideas for Kitchens with Blue Cabinets

Michelle Gage Interiors

Are you considering blue cabinets for your kitchen but unsure about the shade or how to complement them? Fear not! In this guide, we'll explore different shades, countertop options, ways to incorporate blue cabinetry, hardware choices, and backsplash ideas, providing you with a comprehensive roadmap to design a stunning blue-themed kitchen.

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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1. Light Blue Cabinets

Light blue cabinet kitchen

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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 space, light blue cabinets are a must!

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2. Navy Blue Cabinets

Navy blue cabinet kitchen

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For 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 panels 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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3. Dark Blue Cabinets

Dark blue cabinet kitchen


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!

4. White Countertops

White countertops with blue kitchen cabinets


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.

5. Butcher Block Countertops

Butcher block countertops with blue cabinets


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!

6. Blue Lower Cabinets

Blue lower kitchen cabinets


One of the more common ways of incorporating color, 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!

7. Blue Lower Cabinets With Open Shelving

Blue lower cabinets with white countertops

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Opt for lower blue cabinets paired with upper open shelving to bring a modern touch to your kitchen. This design choice adds a rich hue to the lower section while creating an open, airy atmosphere with upper shelving. Showcase your favorite items on the open shelves for a personalized and contemporary look, balancing storage functionality and a light, spacious feel. Explore this trendy kitchen design for enhanced style and accessibility.

8. Blue Upper Cabinets

Blue upper kitchen 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!

9. Blue Kitchen Island Cabinets

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.

10. Blue Cabinets With Gold Hardware

Gold hardware with blue kitchen cabinets


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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11. Silver Hardware

Silver hardware with blue kitchen cabinets


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!

12. Black Hardware

Black hardware with blue kitchen cabinets


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!

13. Brick Backsplash

Brick backsplash with blue kitchen cabinets


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!

14. Patterned Tile Backsplash

Pattern backsplash with blue kitchen cabinets


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 want 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!

15. Subway Tile Backsplash

Subway tile backsplash with blue kitchen cabinets


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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16. Matching Countertop & Backsplash

Matching countertop and backsplash with blue kitchen cabinets


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.

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17. Statement Lighting

Blue Cabinets kitchen with statement light

Complement your blue cabinets with striking statement lighting fixtures. Pendant lights in brass or chrome finishes can enhance the overall ambiance, creating a cohesive and well-designed kitchen space. The right lighting not only illuminates the area but also accentuates the beauty of your blue cabinetry.

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18. Blue Cabinetry in Your Pantry

Blue Pantry Cabinets

Extend the charm of blue cabinets to your pantry for a cohesive and stylish kitchen design. Introduce a pop of color with blue cabinetry, ensuring your pantry aligns with the overall design theme. This clever integration adds personality and continuity to your kitchen aesthetics.

19. Blue Range Hood

Blue Range Hood Kitchen

Enhance your kitchen's visual appeal with a matching blue range hood. Whether opting for a bold navy or a subtle light blue, this addition seamlessly integrates with your cabinetry, creating a cohesive and balanced aesthetic. Serving as a focal point, the range hood adds sophistication and ties together your entire kitchen space.

Create Your Dream Kitchen with Lily Ann Cabinets

In conclusion, designing a kitchen with blue cabinets opens up a world of possibilities for creating a space that is not only functional but also visually stunning. From the choice of blue shades to selecting complementary countertops, hardware, and backsplashes, every decision contributes to the overall aesthetic of your dream kitchen.

Here at Lily Ann Cabinets, we offer a wide selection of premium cabinetry, hardware, shelving, and more to help you create a room that stands the test of time. Pick from our large array of kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, including navy blue shaker cabinets. Our professional designers are on standby to work with you — we offer FREE samples and FREE design and quote. Visit our FREE 3D design tool to get started today!

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

1. What color cabinets go with a blue kitchen?

Choosing cabinets that complement blue kitchens depends on the shade. White cabinets create a classic contrast, while light wood tones add warmth. Darker cabinets, like charcoal or navy, provide a sophisticated, monochromatic look.

2. Is blue a good color for the kitchen?

Yes, blue is an excellent color for kitchens. It offers a versatile palette, from calming light blues to bold navy tones. Blue creates a fresh, inviting atmosphere and pairs well with various materials, making it a popular and timeless choice for kitchen designs.

3. What floors go with blue cabinets?

Several flooring options complement blue cabinets. Light-colored floors, such as pale wood or light gray tiles, create a balanced contrast. Alternatively, dark floors, like rich hardwood or deep gray tiles, can enhance the dramatic appeal of blue cabinets.

4.  What handles look best on blue cabinets?

The best handles for blue cabinets depend on the desired style. Classic silver or chrome handles provide a timeless look. Gold or brass handles add warmth and sophistication. For a modern touch, consider sleek, handleless designs, contributing to a seamless and contemporary aesthetic.

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