Navy Kitchen Ideas – To Add An Element of Rich Colour and Sophistication
Give new meaning to the term feeling blue by decorating with the colour of the moment.
Thinking about going for a navy colour palette in your kitchen?
A navy kitchen might not be your first thought when deciding on a new colour scheme for the heart of your home. Don’t write it off though, as this classic and smart shade of blue can create a crisp and sophisticated look. What’s more, it works with any style of cabinetry or property.
If you are seriously addicted to pale neutrals, heavy blue is the perfect foil to perk them up as they make a soothing and stylish base for this dramatic look. Choose just one shade of blue and one or two neutrals such as soft taupe or linen. The simplicity of this combo is its strength and it will lose impact if too many shades or accent colours come into play. If you must add an accent, keep it tonal with stainless-steel appliances.
Take a look at our pick of the best navy kitchen ideas for more inspiration.
Keep The Navy Cabinets Low Level
If you’re looking to use a dominant navy blue on the cabinets but fear it proving too overpowering, we suggest opting for the colour on the low level cabinetry. The wall-mounted cabinets work perfectly well in a complimentary soft grey, as we demonstrate above with new Classic Shaker kitchen. Choosing two different colours allows you to be bold with an element of your colour choice, without feeling out of your comfort zone.
Take It To The Next Level
Here navy blue cabinetry gives this Shaker-style, open-plan kitchen a super stylish and refined look. Natural finishes such as parquet flooring and smooth wooden stools lend a warm lived-in feel while a crisp white backdrop keeps the room light, fresh and airy. Mimic the blue them into the next room with accessories and soft furnishings.
- Incorporate Colour At The Windows
Flood the kitchen with a hint of blue by framing the windows in the same rich navy tones. If you’re lucky enough to have traditional wooden shutters even better, match the shade to completely blanket the windows in navy blue. If not you can simply paint the wooden surrounds and finish with a matching navy blue blind.
Stick To Feature Walls
why not try dipping your toe in with a navy painted feature wall. You get to embrace the look without having to jump in wholeheartedly by painting units.
Navy blue walls pair beautifully with all the tones most favoured in the kitchen – warm woods, sophisticated greys and crisp white.
Add Decorative Navy Blue Touches
Who says your kitchen has to embrace coloured cabinets to qualify as a navy blue kitchen. Painting the walls and choosing complimentary blue tiles can help to get a stylish navy blue scheme, without the expense of new cabinets or the effort of painting the old ones.
The tiles don’t have to match, blending different tonal blues welcomes a depth to the over scheme. It stops the surfaces looking too matchy-matchy.