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Blue Kitchens: A Design Guide

For a long time, white kitchens were all the rage. The sterile feel and clean counters were what everyone wanted. In recent years, however, there’s been a rise of colorful kitchens that better represent individualism and cozy feelings.

Sante fe kitchens with their neutral tones, or a modern take on the 70s kitchen with greens are two examples. Believe it or not, one of the bigger trends in kitchen colors is blue. 


Join us to explore why blue is an excellent choice for kitchens, the different shades of blue to consider, and how to incorporate this versatile color into your kitchen decor. Plus, we’ll take a look at Elmira Stove Works’ stunning blue stoves and fridges and how they can be the perfect blue addition for your blue kitchen.

Why Blue is a Good Color for Kitchens

You may think of it as more typical for bedrooms, but blue is an excellent choice for kitchens. And that’s true if you’re going full-on blue, or using it as an accent color. Here are our top reasons why: 

Calming and Serene

Blue is often associated with calmness and tranquility, making it an ideal choice for the heart of the home. In a busy kitchen, where meals are prepared and families gather, the soothing effect of blue can help create a peaceful and relaxing environment. 

If the kitchen and cooking is your happy spot, blue could be a perfect color for you. 


Blue comes in a wide range of shades, from soft and subtle to bold and vibrant. This versatility allows you to tailor the color to suit your personal style and the overall aesthetic of your kitchen, whether you prefer a light and airy feel or a more dramatic look. 

A mix-and-match look helps to give plenty of depth all in one shade, too. 


Unlike trendy colors that may quickly go out of style, blue has a timeless appeal that transcends passing fads. Whether you opt for a classic navy blue or a trendy teal, a blue kitchen is sure to stand the test of time and remain stylish for years to come.

The Best Shade of Blue for Kitchens

Blue is one color that encompasses a large variety of tones and shades. A summer sky blue is different from a deep navy or an ocean blue. Here are some of the best shades of blue for kitchens. 

Sky Blue

Sky blue evokes the feeling of a clear blue sky on a sunny day, bringing a sense of freshness and openness to your kitchen. This light and airy shade of blue is perfect for small kitchens or spaces with limited natural light.

Navy Blue

Navy blue is a deep and rich shade of blue that exudes sophistication and elegance. It pairs beautifully with a variety of materials, from natural wood to gleaming stainless steel, and adds a touch of drama to any kitchen.


Teal is a bold and vibrant shade of blue-green that adds personality and character to your kitchen. It’s a versatile color that works well as an accent or as the main color in your kitchen, bringing a sense of energy and warmth to the space.

The Best Blue for Your Kitchen

When choosing the best shade of blue for your kitchen, consider the size and layout of your space. The amount of natural light, and your personal preferences can have an impact, too. 

Lighter shades of blue, such as sky blue or powder blue, are ideal for small kitchens or spaces with limited light, as they can help create a sense of openness and airiness. On the other hand, darker shades of blue, such as navy or indigo, are perfect for larger kitchens or for adding a touch of drama to the space.

Ultimately, the best blue for your kitchen is one that reflects your personal style and complements the overall design of your home.

Subtle Ways to Add Blue into Your Kitchen

If blue walls or blue cupboards are a little bit overwhelming, you may want to think about more subtle ways that you can bring this calming and cool color into your home. These are some of the best ways:


Incorporate blue into your kitchen through accessories such as dish towels, rugs, and curtains. These small touches of blue can add pops of color and personality to your space without overwhelming the overall design. Plus, if you ever want to change colors, it’s super easy to do so. 


Painting your kitchen walls or cabinets blue is an easy and cost-effective way to transform the look of your space. Yes, it’s a bit more of a commitment, but you can always paint over it. 

Opt for a soft and subtle shade for a more understated look, or go bold with a deep navy or teal for a dramatic effect.


Introduce blue into your kitchen decor through decorative items such as artwork, vases, and decorative bowls. Even blue accents on dishes or glasses can bring this color into your kitchen space. These accents can add visual interest and texture to your space while infusing it with the calming vibes of blue.


blue elimira stove works retro fridge

Add a retro touch to your blue kitchen with Elmira Stove Works’ blue stoves and fridges. These vintage-inspired appliances combine the timeless charm of blue with modern functionality, adding a touch of nostalgia to your kitchen while providing all the conveniences of modern cooking.

Elmira Stove Works Blue Appliances

Both Heritage and Northstar appliances are available in different shades of blue. This includes stoves, refrigerators, microwaves, and dishwashers. 

Like all Elmira Stove Works’ appliances, regardless of color, you’ll be getting a high-quality, locally made appliance that is hand-crafted in Canada. 

Curious what blue appliances could look like in your home? Try out our visualizer tool and see for yourself. 

Blue: A Perfect Kitchen Color

Blue kitchens offer a perfect blend of style, versatility, and tranquility, making them a popular choice for homeowners looking to create a welcoming and inviting space. Whether you opt for a soft and subtle shade or a bold and vibrant hue, blue is sure to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your kitchen. With Elmira Stove Works’ blue stoves and fridges, you can elevate your blue kitchen to new heights, adding a touch of vintage charm to your modern space.

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