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.
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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.
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.
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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.”
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.”
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!
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Peace to you right where you are.