This versatile color combination has the ability to create spaces that are soothing and serene or bold and beautiful.
Many people feel that kitchens are the soul of a home. It’s where we often begin our days thinking and planning and feeding ourselves and loved ones. Indeed, kitchens are a place for nourishment of all kinds. That’s why incorporating a palette of blues, which are often associated with contemplation and thought, and white, which relates to a feeling of cleanliness, is a great approach for creating a positively nourishing and uplifting kitchen. The following kitchens show how versatile the color combination can be.
Neat and nautical.
The combination of cobalt blue glass tiles on the backsplash walls with the Teak and Holly wood nautical stripe floors are a match made in heaven. The white of the cabinets and quartz countertops is an ideal contrast in creating this clean, fresh and exciting kitchen.
To re-create the color of the walls and beadboard ceiling, consider Designer White by Pratt & Lambert.
The composition of this kitchen is simply stunning. Combining the deep blue with the mahogany butcher-block countertop in a natural stain is a wonderful move. The graphic touch of the diamond-patterned floor, made with cork bands, creates an exciting place to be.
For a similar deep blue, try Old Navy or Stunning, both by Benjamin Moore, or Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball. For the white, consider Chantilly Lace by Benjamin Moore.
The warmth from buttery yellow walls is the perfect backdrop to complementary blue accents. The checkerboard tile detail, the faux-painted blue ceiling beams, the French blue-and-white curtain along with the stunning porcelain clock all contribute to this cozy European kitchen.
For a similar yellow paint, try Dayroom Yellow by Farrow & Ball.
Don’t you just want to dive into this kitchen? The turquoise back wall of cabinetry is done in automotive paint, giving it a dreamy sheen. Notice how the warmth of the blushing beige-toned terrazzo floor complements the coolness of the turquoise. And the island, made of quarter-sawn African Beli wood cabinets, further draws your eye to the turquoise.
For a similar turquoise, try Yosemite Blue by Benjamin Moore or St. Barths by Fine Paints of Europe. For a similar white paint color, try All White by Farrow & Ball.
All about hue.
Why have one blue when three blues are better? The multi-colored hexagonal tiles draw you right in, and are enhanced even more by the copper-colored grout. The red oak flooring with what appears to be a walnut stain really makes the blue pop, while the white cabinets, countertops and walls make this kitchen sing.
The wall paint here is White Dove by Benjamin Moore.
Transitional treasure. Here, the beautiful soft blue of Benjamin Moore’s Black Pepper combined with the crisp whites, the black iron detailing and the pantry barn doors takes you back to a simpler time. The white oak wide-plank flooring and the white glazed herringbone tile backsplash contribute to this pristine blue-and-white kitchen.
Here, a custom back-painted glass backsplash significantly softens this boldly contemporary Toronto kitchen. The bamboo floors add the necessary warmth, balancing the coolness of both the blue and the stainless steel countertop.
For a similar blue, try Icy Blue by Benjamin Moore. For a similar white, try Pro White by Pratt & Lambert.