Got the blues?

Blue is a wonderful color to use in the home. Its calming effect makes it a great wall color for the bathroom and bedroom, but have you ever thought about using this hue in the kitchen? Read on and be inspired by these blue kitchen design ideas to use in your own home.

Bold, blue cabinets from Canyon Creek

Bold, blue cabinets from Canyon Creek

- For a modern look in a traditional kitchen, think about using a white or cream palette and adding a pop of color a la blue frameless cabinets. The custom blue paint color in this home looks fresh when paired with light cabinets, stainless steel appliances and rustic wood flooring.

- If blue cabinets are a little out of your comfort zone, consider using a blue tiled backsplash instead. These large-format blue mosaic tiles pair nicely with dark frameless cabinets and shelving.  The white quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, and metal cabinet handles and drawer pulls add a touch of sophistication while a single white paneled cabinet adds an extra dose of funk to the design.

- If you decide to use a dark blue paint color on kitchen walls, keep the rest of the space bright with light wood, frameless cabinets and a light colored marble countertop and backsplash. White trim along the baseboard of the room, glass paneled cabinet drawers and minimal window coverings keep the space from feeling dreary.