Ways to Use Navy Blue in Your Kitchen

Color plays an important role in home design. Not only does it reflect a certain aesthetic you’re trying to achieve, but it also impacts your day-to-day mood. Shades of blue are popping up in kitchens everywhere for the color’s deeply calming qualities associated with tranquil waters.

One sophisticated shade that’s been on our radar has been the recent navy blue trend. Whether homeowners are attracted to its modern appeal or its nautical aesthetic, navy blue cabinetry and accents are here to stay.

Whether you’re looking to remodel your kitchen with sleek navy blue cabinets, or are looking for a way to add more depth to your current space, here are ways you can start using navy blue in your kitchen:

Colors to Pair with Navy Blue

Fortunately, navy blue is a versatile color to work with. So not only does it look great in your kitchen but it’s hard to go wrong when pairing it with other colors. Everything from neutrals to other bright colors will match, giving you room to design your kitchen the way you’ve always dreamed. But here are some tips to get you started:

  • Pairing navy blue with a simple, bright white will transform your kitchen into a maritime dream.
  • If you’re not looking for an aquatic aesthetic, pairing navy blue cabinets with gray countertops is a great way to soften and bring balance to your otherwise bold kitchen.
  • To add a touch of playfulness to your kitchen, combine navy blue materials with other lighter shades of blue or even purple.
  • If you’re looking for more contrast, consider bright colors such as pinks and yellows to make your kitchen look more striking, or even pastels for a vintage-inspired style.

Materials to Pair with Navy Blue Cabinets

While there are plenty of ways to bring navy blue into your kitchen, your cabinetry takes center stage, being one of the first things someone notices when they walk in. When installing navy blue cabinetry though, it’s important to consider the materials you’ll use for other elements of your kitchen such as your countertops and flooring. Some of our favorite countertop materials to accompany navy blue cabinets include:

  • Marble
  • Limestone
  • Granite

For your flooring, any material can look great, but not any material will come in every color. When selecting your flooring, keep in mind the color as this will directly affect the aesthetic of the room. Both white and wooden flooring will offer a beachy design, whereas gray makes for a more modern aesthetic.

Materials go beyond your main surfaces though; there’s also your appliances, accessories, drawer handles and more. Consider whether you want to use metallics for a modern kitchen, pastel matte materials for a vintage look, or more rustic materials for a beach cottage vibe.

Navy Blue Accents

If you’re just looking to add a pop of color to your already renovated kitchen, there are several other ways you can incorporate navy blue into your design from your silverware to your sink mat to the upholstery on your bar stools. While navy blue cabinets are our favorite way to design with the color, simply starting with a picture frame may help you decide if this is the right color for your kitchen.

Get Started with Nuform Cabinetry’s Navy Blue Cabinets

Some may say that the kitchen is the heart of your home. So why not follow your heart and cultivate the kitchen of your dreams?

At Nuform Cabinetry, we’re here to help. If you’re looking to add serenity and relaxation to your bustling kitchen, check out our Blue Shaker cabinets.

Have any questions? Contact us today to learn more about all of our cabinetry options.