If you want your kitchen to be considered in-style for 2022, one of the trendiest things you can do is add shades of blue. Best of all, blue is also a classic kitchen design color that has been featured in different ways throughout the 20th and 21st centuries – so whether you prefer a more contemporary or traditional style, there are all sorts of ways you can beautifully incorporate blues into your kitchen.
For example, did you know that during the 1930’s through 1940’s, it was common to feature bold colors in a kitchen, not only blue tones but deep reds, blacks, and greens too? Then in the 1950’s, pastels and softer colors – think a bright easter egg blue – became all the rage. Today you can find a wide variety of blues in kitchen design, sometime even as the newest neutral.
If you looking for some dreamy blue inspiration for an upcoming kitchen renovation, consider these 4 options:
1. Modern Blues
In the 1990’s and early 2000’s, it seemed that browns and various natural-looking wood finishes were the dominant trend for kitchens. If you’re still living in the same home but wanting to update your look, try painting in deep blues with pops of white accent color.
For example, you might want to consider painting your walls or even your cabinetry in a rich and soothing blue shade. Then you can reupholster your chairs in white and add a backsplash that blends white and light-gray tiles. It might also be the time to upgrade your countertops to that luxurious white marble look that you’ve always desired.
Deep blue shades will give you that modern high-end feel that will look like it’s ripped from the latest magazines while also keeping your kitchen feeling calm and relaxing.
2. A Tradition of Blues
If you’re more of a traditionalist, you can also jump on the blue bandwagon. As mentioned before, there are several different Retro looks from the mid-20th century that might be the perfect throwback style for your kitchen.
If you love a country kitchen, seek out patterns that feature homey blue shades to add comfort to your design. Your farmhouse kitchen might include reclaimed wood that’s been freshly painted in bright blue. Or, you might want to display blue glass on open shelves.
3. Pop of Blue
You might not yet be ready to fully commit to blue for your new kitchen. However, you might want to try a statement blue accent piece to see if this design trend might work for your kitchen.
For example, some homeowners start by just painting an accent wall blue. Or, if you have one large kitchen island with cabinets making up the lower section, try painting them blue. These quick paint jobs can be a fun weekend project – and if you’re not thrilled with the results, it’s not too hard to make a change.
However, like of one our recent clients, you might find that once you paint one kitchen wall blue, you can’t wait to add more blue tones into your kitchen.
4. Neutral Like Blue Jeans
You know how your favorite pair of blue jeans goes with everything? One of the hottest trends in kitchen design is to embrace blue as the new neutral.
Just as you can dress up your blue jeans with jewelry, you might want to add lustrous metallics into your kitchen design for a sophisticated look. For a more relaxed style, consider crisp white linens the same way you would pair your jeans with a classic white t-shirt.
Looking for more kitchen renovation advice? Here at RTA Wood Cabinets, we can help you plan the perfect fresh kitchen remodel in 2022. We even offer a FREE layout design plan customized for your new kitchen. If you’d like to explore your blue side, call us today at: 1-800-788-7575.