Blue and White Kitchen Decor Inspiration {40 Ideas}

There’s just something charmingly timeless, tranquil, and lovely about blue and white kitchen decor, and we’re celebrating 40 pretty blue and white kitchen ideas today with these inspiring pins for you to consider.

I have a little experience with blue and white decor at home, but you have to venture back into our home history. In our first home in Elmhurst, Illinois, we gutted a tiny 1920’s kitchen and created a navy blue and white kitchen we found charming and beyond cozy.  We painted a statement wall in our bedroom a deep blue, and chose periwinkle blue and white for our son’s spaces. The kitchen in our next builder’s special home got a major customized redesign with subtle mint green accents, and more blue and white in the bedrooms. Then came two very neutral brand new kitchens and more tranquil blue bedrooms before we landed at the fixer upper where we opted for a crisp classic white with light grey accents. When we bought the vacation cottage in Arizona, I was ready to makeover the red kitchen we inherited into a serene, blue-grey, Nordic French style one, and handpainting the cabinets blue-grey turned out to be my favorite part of the transformation since the mood instantly quieted. Pale blue remains my favorite color after white.

The kitchen is a favorite place to host casual lunches and dinners. "The mahogany-topped island can easily fit 12 stools," Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen

Photo: Victoria Pearson. Designer: Parrish Chilcoat and Joe Lucas. Source: House Beautiful. Kitchen cabinets are painted FARROW & BALL Down Pipe. Island is painted BENJAMIN MOORE Chelsea Gray.

Paint colors to pin!

Farrow & Ball Estate Eggshell Down Pipe 26

FARROW & BALL Down Pipe

Great cabinet color. I saw on Dear Genevieve. Benjamin Moore chelsea gray HC-168

BENJAMIN MOORE Chelsea Gray

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A sound track to accompany the blue kitchen photo gallery? Why not?

Here’s one of my favorite Roy Orbison songs mentioning the color of the day and easing my mind back to a simpler time…if you don’t have time to listen to her whole performance, definitely don’t miss the gorgeous vocal moment at 4:00!

But I also love this bluesy blue song which I listened to on repeat in my angsty teen years…

Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love!

My Own History with Blue and White

While I have a bit of experience with blue and white decor at home, we have to venture back into my real estate history. In our first home in Elmhurst, Illinois, we gutted a tiny 1920’s kitchen to create a navy blue and white kitchen. It was tiny, charming, and beyond cozy.  In that same home, we painted a statement wall in the master bedroom a deep indigo and chose periwinkle blue and white for our son’s bedrooms. The kitchen in our next builder’s special home received a major customized redesign with subtle mint green accents, and more blue and white in the bedrooms.

Our next two kitchens remained very neutral, but there were tranquil blue bedrooms before we landed at the fixer upper where we opted for a crisp classic white with light grey accents. When we bought the vacation cottage in Arizona, I was ready to makeover the red kitchen we inherited into a serene, blue-grey, Nordic French style one. I hand-painted the cabinets blue-grey, and the kitchen turned out to be my favorite part of the transformation since the mood instantly quieted. Pale blue remains my favorite color after white.

Light blue kitchen cabinets, white marble countertop, and dramatic cabinet hardware. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen #kitchendesign #bluecabinets #bluekitchen

Design: Katie RosenfeldNo. 3

Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens: Photo Gallery

These blue and white kitchens provide miles of inspiration beyond the beautiful color palette. You’ll find ideas for kitchen islands, kitchen pendants, beamed ceilings, tile flooring, kitchen sinks, and much more.

Meet me at the finish line and share the number of your favorite(s)!

Soft white kitchen with white terracotta subway tile backsplash white quartz countertop and white farmhouse sink. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen

Bria HammelNo. 5

window detail + gray + subway tile + farmhouse sink | Sally Wheat Interiors. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen

Sally Wheat Interiors. In case you need 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! No. 6

Turquoise blue subay tile behind range in gorgeous kitchen with rustic range hood. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen

Homesthetics. In case you need 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! No. 11

Blue Kitchen Accents

The kitchen features blue and white tiles found in a French market and a wooden table once used for drying cheeses. “Our interior decoration is not something we managed in a short period,” says Clementine, “but is the result of a lifetime of collecting nice brocante furniture and vintage items.” Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen

Blue kitchen in the beautiful Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of France, where a Dutch couple turned a bereft farmhouse into a tranquil retreat. Victoria MagNo. 14

Kitchen Design Inspiration

French Country Kitchens with Blue

French country kitchen with light blue grey kitchen cabinets. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen

Homesthetics. In case you need inspiration for a beautiful French country kitchen. No. 20

Blue Cement Tiles

Beautiful white and blue kitchen #bluekitchens #bluedecor #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #kitchenremodel #blueandwhitekitchen

Photo: Zeke Ruelas Source: Ginny Macdonald Design Director for Emily Henderson No. 21

Beautiful medium blue kitchen cabinets and blue cement tile flooring. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #modernfarmhousekitchen

Photo: Zeke Ruelas Source: Ginny Macdonald Design Director for Emily Henderson No. 23

Blue and White Kitchen Decor Inspiration from the French farmhouse style kitchen of Dreamy Whites. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen

Unfitted, uncontrived, and authentically French farmhouse…Dreamy Whites. No. 24

Beautiful blue kitchen with gold accents #bluekitchens #bluedecor #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #kitchenremodel #blueandwhitekitchen

Becki Owens. No. 25

Memorable Light Blue Kitchen

French Country interior design inspiration from a classic kitchen with blue and white decor! Stunning traditional style kitchen with light blue painted cabinets, hammered brass hardware arch window over farm sink, and waterfall marble island.

Paint color on cabinets: FARROW & BALL Light Blue in the Southeastern Designer Showhouse. Design: Lauren DeLoach in Atlanta Homes & LifestylesNo. 26

Light Blue | Paint Colours | Farrow & Ball - If you wish for a slightly light blue room this, rather than the more obviously blue blues, is the one to try. Mid Tones undercoat.

FARROW & BALL Light Blue

Stunning blue and white traditional kitchen in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017

Paint color on cabinets: FARROW & BALL Light Blue in the Southeastern Designer Showhouse. Design: Lauren DeLoach in Atlanta Homes & LifestylesNo. 27

 Farrow and Ball Light Blue painted paneling in a classic kitchen dining area. Blue and White Kitchen Decor Inspiration { 40 Home Decor Ideas to PIN}

FARROW & BALL Light Blue in this breakfast room in the kitchen of the Southeastern Designer Showhouse. Design: Lauren DeLoach in Atlanta Homes & LifestylesNo. 28

Two-tone Blue Kitchen

Two tone cabinets in blue and cream in a classic kitchen. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen

Thea Home No. 29

Blue Grey Kitchens

Bright Bazaar designed kitchen with grey painted island, midcentury modern pendants, and shiplap on walls. 23 Tranquil Interiors with Light Grey and White and be inspired! #greyandwhite #lightgrey #serenedecor

Light blue-grey kitchen with shiplap via Bright Bazaar. No. 32

According to color psychology, “Blue is a color that suggests peace. It’s the color of the calm sea and the clear sky, both of which are linked to inner serenity, calm and clarity. Blue was also shown to slow heart rate and breathing, so it can be a good color to aid in meditation or relaxation. Blue is associated with intelligence. It has been proven that different shades of blue can improve concentration, stimulate thinking and provide mental clarity. It also improves productivity. This is a good color for study and work, as it offers relaxation and stimulation at the same time.”

How is blue different from red? “Blue is a color that is linked with confidence. Unlike red, which shows aggressive dominance, blue is related to a calm authority. Blue inspires trust, it is non-threatening and shows persistence.”

Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen

Design: OHFarmhouse. Cabinets are painted FARROW & BALL Hague Blue. No. 35

Hague Blue No. 30 by Farrow & Ball / door color

FARROW & BALL Hague Blue

Ever considered the relationship of the color blue and emotion? “Another characteristic of blue is that it is not a very emotional color. It can be described as aloof or snobbish. Just as it is associated with intelligence, it can be associated with being cold and rational to a point of showing little emotion.”

 

 

Blue breakfast nook with window seat banquette. Miles Redd. #windowseat #bluekitchen #breakfastnook

Source: AD Design: Miles Redd. Photo: Miguel Flores-Vianna No. 38

"Upholstered in a Rogers and Goffigon ticking, a set of 18th-century Swedish chairs from Laurin Copen Antiques graces one corner of the kitchen." Greenwich Village home of designer Isaac Mizrahi and his husband Arnold Germer. Renovation architect: David Bers. Photography by Jason Schmidt.

Photo: Jason Schmidt/Isaac Mizrahi’s kitchen in AD No. 39

Banquette in beautiful kitchen. "Pillows covered in french ticking and bench cushions in Perennials' Ishi make a cozy breakfast nook. 'The industrial light fixture adds structure and weight to the space,' Wick says."

Source: House Beautiful Design: Will Wick  Photo: David Tsay

I also learned from color psychology research how blue is an unappetizing color which is curious since so many folks love blue in the kitchen! Is blue kitchen decor for people who are watching their portions or maybe attractive to folks who don’t do a lot of cooking? Food for thought.

Did you pick a favorite kitchen above? I’d love to hear about your preference!

Teak 3 Leg Stool
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Louis Upholstered Bench
French Country Sofa
Louis Ghost Chair
Silver Butler End Table
Pamela Arm Chair
Weathered Arm Chair
Rustic Wood Candleholders
Aged Terracotta Pots
French Country Wood Chandelier
Black Modern Farmhouse Bench
French Linen Dining Chair Set of 2
Galvanized Console Table
French Farmhouse Dining Table
30″ Bar Stool
Rattan Side Table
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Beachy White Slipcovered Armchair
Rattan Armchair
Antiqued French Lamp
Light Grey Rattan Chair
French Country Altar Candlestick
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
Black & White Wool Area Rug
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
Designer Favorite Wall Mirror
Linen Curved Loveseat
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
French Country 6-Light Chandelier
French Country Loveseat
French Country Upholstered Arm Chair
Oak Accent Stool
Rustic Ring 12-Light Chandelier
French Upholstered Gray Bench
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute ARea Rug
Leather Club Chair
French Candle Style Chandelier
Swedish Writing Desk
French Linen Sofa
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Linen Modern Wing Chair
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Linen Slope Arm Dining Chairs
Parisian Glass Bottle Vase
Life is Beauty…Pillow
Magnus Table Lamp
Spindle Leg Upholstered Bench
Concrete Table Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
Marble Coffee Table
White Slipcovered Sofa
Tufted Headboard
Scrubbed Wood 5-Light Chandelier
Aged White Writing Desk
Arched Champagne Wall Mirror
White Maze Quilt Set
Fair Isle Green Rug
Column Table Lamp
Grey Accent Chest
Moravian Star 1-Light Pendant
Highback Armchair
Mini Pendant Light
Inverted Pendant Light
Modern Brass Sconce
White Vase Set
Arteriors Swivel Bar Stool
Apothecary Chest
Grainsack Stripe Armchair
Leather Patchwork Ottoman
Tufted Chesterfield Sofa
Black Tray Table
Industrial Task Lamp
Round Wall Mirror
White Honeycomb Mosaic Tile
Industrial Sconce
Fireclay Farm Sink
Leather Chesterfield Sofa
60″ Round Pedestal Dining Table
Round Marble Side Table
Rustic Rectangle Farm Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool

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Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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9 Comments

  1. Christine
    January 13, 2018 / 6:28 am

    I needed this today on a snowy Cleveland morning! One of my favorite posts ever, love blue and white, thank you!

    • michele
      Author
      January 13, 2018 / 11:20 am

      Hi Christine! It’s cooooooold here in Chicagoland so I hear you. Thanks for the kind words, friend. xox

  2. sherry grove
    January 13, 2018 / 9:58 am

    I needed this too, on a snowy Toledo morning! Inspiration abounds in your posts, Michele! Thank you!

    • michele
      Author
      January 13, 2018 / 11:18 am

      Good morning, Sherry! I’m so glad you stopped by. Stay warm! 🙂

  3. January 13, 2018 / 12:15 pm

    I have a blue and white kitchen, too! Actually, the shell is almond, both upper wall paint and subway tile, as well as onyx counter tops, but Blue Willow dishes and a deep blue French soup pot fool the eye into seeing a blue and white kitchen. Next step would have been to paint the cabinets white or deep blue but for the fact we’re getting ready to put the house on the market. Next place?

    • michele
      Author
      January 13, 2018 / 1:17 pm

      How I love blue willow dishes! They bring back all sorts of warm nostalgia from my childhood and my Swedish gram who served us Swedish pancakes on them. That’s exciting stuff since you’re gearing up for a move…can’t wait to hear more along your journey. xox

  4. Barbara Ann Sandoval
    January 13, 2018 / 11:35 pm

    You’ve got some dreamy kitchens here. I’ve never been a blue kitchen person. But the variety of blues available now vs in the 1970’s is enough to change my mind. I’m loving the new navy & gold theme.
    Thanks for sharing.

    • michele
      Author
      January 14, 2018 / 8:21 pm

      Thanks for adding to the beauty here, Barbara. I love sharing lovely with you. 🙂

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