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Why blue is the colour of the moment for kitchen design in 2022

Blue tops the list for a lot of people when it comes to choice colours for their designer kitchen. It’s no surprise given that blue is a famously versatile shade, one that works well in pretty much any kitchen setting, whether that be traditional or contemporary.

Its calming aura makes it an an especially great backdrop for busy kitchen spaces, and here at Kitchen Design Centre, we can craft the perfect kitchen for you in any shade of blue that you desire. Whether it’s navy, cobalt, turquoise or sky blue, we’re here to help you realise your kitchen dreams in any way we can.

So, what is it about blue kitchens specifically that’s captured the hearts and minds of the UK population so effectively?

The ideal partner for white

Generally speaking, white is a timeless kitchen colour that you really can’t go wrong with. It’s the perfect blank canvas from which to build any kind of kitchen design you like, and it looks incredible alongside blue. Whether you want to mix and match your kitchen units, or you just fancy juxtaposing a colour with another (for example, by placing white worktops over blue kitchen cupboards), then white and blue is a colour combination that you won’t be disappointed by.

Fantastic look for shaker kitchens

Shaker style kitchens can dramatically benefit from a splash of blue here and there. When painted using deep, dark colours like navy, you can really add an air of sophistication and gravitas to your space. It’s a bold choice, and works equally well as an accent wall to anchor the rest of your design scheme. Suave and sophisticated, if you’re looking for a statement piece, look no further than a shaker kitchen with dark blue features.

Consider some gold or brass fixtures

Metallic elements in kitchens work in a similar way to jewellery. Small, subtle additions can really catch the eye, and bring a sense of maturity and class to the wearer. Kitchens benefit in a similar way. By implementing gold and brass handles, you can really make the blue elements of your kitchen pop. Metal on blue is a truly delightful combination, which only serves to further add to the sophistication of your kitchen setting.

Complements your wooden fixtures

When analysing the colour wheel, blue is largely considered one of the cooler, colder tones. So, to avoid overpowering your kitchen with chilly undertones, it’s a good idea to incorporate some warmer elements into the aesthetic. A good way to do this is by adding some wooden fixtures, to elevate the tone and mood of the room. By using wood, you introduce hints of yellow and red to the visual spectrum of your space, without overpowering the strong blue colours.

All told, blue is a fantastic colour for kitchens. Lighter blues work best in smaller kitchens, while dark blues will look dramatic in larger kitchens without compromising on the feeling of space. If you’re considering a blue kitchen, we’re passionate about helping you get the kitchen of your dreams here at Kitchen Design Centre. You can see for yourself the ways we’ve used blue hues to create beautiful customer kitchens in our case studies titled: “a quirky social space quite unlike any other” as well as “timeless design meets practical family living in Urmston”.

If you’re in need of some extra inspiration – drop by our Blackburn kitchen showroom (or our other designer kitchen showrooms in LiverpoolManchester or Barrowford) where you can pop in for a chat and let us know exactly what sort of requirements you have. We’re here to help!

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