Have you been thinking about a dream kitchen full of navy blue cabinets? Maybe you are but you are still on the fence waiting to see if the trend will last. Well, you can get off that fence now because navy cabinets are here to stay!
What I love About Navy Blue Cabinets
Navy blue cabinets offer a classic sleek style that is full of sophistication. It is the true blue of all the blues and while I can’t say that it will never go out of style, I certainly believe it will stand the test of time. Pair it will brass hardware for a very trendy look.
Crazy as it may seem, navy blue works just as well with modern/contemporary style kitchens. It’s not every day that you can find trend styles that can be classified as both classic and contemporary, but this is one of those rare times.
When frameless cabinets are finished in a deep blue gloss you get a stylish contemporary kitchen that exudes high-drama.
One of the great things about navy blue is that it goes great with so many different materials and colors. You can pair it with brass hardware or chrome hardware and still have an equally gorgeous room.
You can pair it with classic marble or rustic wood, bright white or warm creams, subway tiles or geometric shapes. Regardless, navy blue looks fabulous with any of these options.
All that versatility means that when the time comes, you will be able to change your kitchen style without the need of a big overhaul!
Right now, the newest trend in kitchens is contrast. This trend is just starting to get its footing but is going to be one of the most popular kitchen trends for the next decade. This is the perfect time to take the leap!
Contrast can be created by adding a navy blue island to a kitchen with light-toned cabinets. You can do that by repainting the island you already have, having a new custom island installed, or you can build your own island.
Another popular trend is to do two-toned cabinets. The most common method is to place navy blue cabinets on the bottom half and a white or light-toned wood cabinet on the top.
More Ways to Add Navy to a Kitchen
If you want the look of a navy kitchen but you are not yet ready to take the plunge into changing your cabinets, there are ways that you can get that style without the expense.
Paint Your Walls
The easiest way to incorporate deep blues into your kitchen is to paint the walls. Luckily, there are a great many color options available. Some of the most beautiful paint colors are Sherwin Williams’ Naval or Salty Dog, Benjamin Moore’s Admiral Blue or Hale Navy, and Farrow & Ball’s Stiffkey Blue, and Ralph Lauren’s Club Navy.
Change Your Backsplash
A navy blue backsplash will add a drama and completely change the tone of a kitchen. Since tiles are a lot cheaper to do than cabinets, this is a great budget friendly option for those looking for a quick remodel.
Navy Blue Kitchens with an Open Floor Plan
Worried about that deep blue clashing with the rest of your living space? Here are some tricks you can use to make the transition no matter what your current color scheme.
By far, the easiest way to make the color flow from the kitchen into a living space is to just add accents in the same blue. Throw pillows will solve that problem very quickly. Add several throughout your living space in the same hues.
For extra added accents, you can strategically place a few pieces of decor on your bookshelves or coffee table.
One of my favorite ways to pull kitchen colors into the rest of an open space is to paint the bookshelves with the same color. The great thing about this is that it doesn’t really matter what color scheme you already have, most look amazing with a navy bookshelf.
Windows are another place that you can use to make a color transition. Either solid navy drapes or treatments made from a combination of the colors used in your kitchen and your living space will balance things out nicely.
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While navy cabinets are certainly the most sophisticated of the blues, there are several other blue shades that you can expect to see growing in popularity.
Among these are jewel-tone blues and blue/gray tones in varying degrees of hues. It is looking to be a very color-filled decade in kitchen trends. So, if navy doesn’t move you, there is sure to be another blue color that will!