By Cora L. Diekman

Published on October 14, 2015

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by Cora Diekman

Blue kitchens are totally a thing right now, and it’s so easy to see why. No color is more diverse, spanning the spectrum from nearly neutral navy to bold, electric blue. Whether it’s Moroccan, minimal, or French-country chic, there’s definitely a shade to suit any design palette or conundrum.

Keep reading to see how these eight designs achieve pigment-perfection by incorporating blue hues in different and clever ways (hint: there’s not a single blue painted wall in sight).

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Stay neutral in navy

Because they’re neutral, navy cabinets are the ideal way for blue-weary color-phobes to add a bit of blue hue to the kitchen. Sophisticated brass accents and butcher block countertops round this look off with a feel that’s both modern and timeless.

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Go graphic with tile

For a bolder, say-it-out-loud approach, try a Moroccan-inspired backsplash in a daring graphic pattern. To ensure your tile work stays center stage, keep all other colors neutral, like this monochromatic kitchen that pairs blue with white and stainless accents.

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Don’t fear commitment

Afraid of commitment? Try small touches of blue, like these shelves and pendant lights in a soft robin’s egg blue.

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Think outside the kitchen

Don’t limit blue to the kitchen itself. The dining area is ideal for introducing splashes of blue color with artwork, pillows, rugs, or chairs.

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Keep them guessing

Shades in pale icy hues straddle the line between white and soft, serene, and barely there blue.

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Don’t be afraid to mismatch cabinets

Many shades of blue coordinate beautifully with natural wood tones, like this dark chocolate brown, to create a two-toned eclectic kitchen with movement and depth.

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When in doubt, accessorize!

Add an instant shot of blue with a chic kitchen appliance, available in all shades of blue, including this eye-popping range in electric sky blue.

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Don’t forget the small touches

It’s the little things that bring a blue hue to this French-inspired country-chic kitchen nook with a humble blue tablecloth and blue patterned china. Peek inside the picture frame for an even smaller touch of blue, hiding in plain sight.