Looking to add character to your kitchen? Consider bringing in a splash of color with blue cabinets. Colored cabinets — in particular, bright blues — are an emerging kitchen design trend. Discerning homeowners around the country are breathing life and lightness into their space with fun, unique colors.
Here are some ways any homeowner can use vibrant, colored cabinets to transform their kitchen, and how Wolf Home Products can help.
Break from the Ordinary with Blue Cabinets
For a long time, the conventional wisdom was that cabinets should be kept natural or a neutral tone. Most designers recommended using accent pieces — drapes, throw rugs or furniture — to introduce brighter colors. However, as stainless steel, glass and other alternate cabinetry materials grew in popularity, that thinking changed.
Emerging trends, such as the use of Art Deco-inspired subway tile and urban farmhouse aesthetics, introduced an expanded range of possibilities for homeowners trying to create a distinctive look for their kitchen. Incorporating painted cabinetry into the mix is the natural next step. Going all-in with bright blue cabinets creates a well-defined color palette and instantly adds personality to your kitchen.
There are many ways to incorporate blue cabinets into your kitchen. If you feel like all blue cabinetry would be too much — and sometimes, in a smaller or busier kitchen, it is — consider limiting the color to specific areas, as you would an accent wall in a bedroom or living room. If you have an island, adding blue cabinets — and finding chairs in a matching color — is an excellent option for adding visual interest. Alternately, consider using blue for the lower portion of your cabinets and leaving the rest a more neutral shade, or vice versa.
Choosing a Shade
How you incorporate blue into your cabinetry will depend on the shade of blue you choose. Darker blues or navy kitchen cabinets will add a touch of elegance to a room, but in some cases, these stronger colors will need to be used sparingly to prevent the space from seeming too busy or crowded. Lighter blues, on the other hand, are a great way to add warmth, especially in a smaller kitchen. Choosing a shade with bright undertones can work in a room that has lots of natural sunlight, though you may want to stick to cooler colors if you rely heavily on artificial lighting.
Ultimately, none of these rules are set in stone. Every kitchen, and every homeowner, is different. Be sure to view samples of several different colored cabinets so you can fully visualize how your kitchen design will look before deciding.
Blue Cabinets from Wolf Home Products
Wolf Home Products offers a wide – and unlimited – range of color options in its Wolf Designer cabinet line. Give your kitchen a pop of color with the Indigo finish, available in Oak and Maple. The unique blue color is also available with Silver Glaze, Pewter Glaze, or Black Glaze. Customers also have the option of choosing a custom color, with or without a glaze, making the choices unlimited!
Credit: The photos in this micrographic were shared with us by the following designers:
(top to bottom) 1. Design by @designeraprilclary, Photography by @lindamcmanusimages 2. Design by @hello_kitchen 3. Design by @erica_kitchen_design, Interior by @homerehabit 4. Design by @deigneraprilclary, Home by @fairhavencustomhomes 6. Deign by @granitepro_llc
The header photo in this blog post features the Copenhagen door style in Indigo from Wolf Designer cabinets. Special thanks for Erin Hanrahan (Interior Designer, http://www.erinhanrahan.com/), Sarah Sullivan (Cabinet Dealer/Designer, https://www.insidedesigncooperative.com/), and Kerri Pearson (Photographer, http://www.heykerri.com/) for sharing these images with us!