Blue Kitchen Ideas & Traditional Architectural Details Now shares photos of magnificently renovated homes with custom millwork, timeless finishes, and classic architecture from Edward Deegan. If you admire symmetry, classic design, superior-crafted cabinetry, and rich blue accents, you’re sure to admire this inspiration. (You may also enjoy an exploration of a few ingredients elemental to traditional kitchen design.)
Design: Edward Deegan Architects & Interiors Photos: Karen Loffing
Classic Blue Kitchen Ideas
Classic Blue Subway Tile in a Butler Pantry
Isn’t this an amazing shade of blue?
Are you loving the warm brass hardware with the cool blues?
This weekend I’ll be firming up plans for my own kitchen renovation, and I’m considering varying the countertop material as you see in this kitchen. Wood in the butler pantry and stone or quartz elsewhere.
Butler Pantry as Secret Room
However, I don’t think we’ll be able to work this secret entrance into our design plan…what a concept!
Detail of a Pantry Interior
It has been years since I have had a kitchen pantry that is an actual separate space, and what a luxury to be able to hide a lot of oversized appliances and clutter, yes?
Rich Blue Painted Hutch With Cremone Bolts
When you want to make a statement in your breakfast nook…
the hardware is just breathtaking!
Symmetry in a Breakfast Nook With Blue
And why settle for just one blue hutch when you can have two?
I just love those little niches for spices near the range.
Custom Vent Hood Over Range
The millwork in this kitchen is exceptional and so stately!
So many details to consider, and I see the edge of the stone on the island is built up and grand in contrast to that on the peripheral counters.
Edward Deegan Kitchen Renovation: Classic & Blue
In this kitchen, royal blue demands our attention.
I’m also admiring the mercury glass pendants and tranquil grey on tile and ceiling.
The diamond pattern we see on the island’s end shows up on kitchen windows…so unique.
I have a sneaky suspicion you are going to note many more inspiring design details in what follows…
For example, notice all the geometry going on with the shapes of light fixtures, furnishings, and architectural details.
The diamond pattern is a repetitive one we see on the built-in’s doors as well.
Aren’t the lamps on the island interesting?
Powder Bath With Blue Accents
If you love Visual Comfort lighting, I bet you admire this chandelier in the powder room.
I love how interesting the wallpapered panels are in here too.
Seamless Integration of Door to Powder Bath
Do you like this shiplap integrated door?
Traditional Style in a Dining Room
So much pretty tradition in the dining room:
Blue Custom Cabinetry in Mud Room
The classic blue and greens in the mud room feel timelessly classic and will still make sense years from now.
Traditional White Kitchen Design Details
1. Classic Finishes & Details
Shapes and silhouettes from eras past exude comfort and mix so well with more modern strokes like the pattern on the island’s end.
If you love classic pendants for kitchens, also discover a host of lovely options RIGHT HERE.
2. Classic Shaker Style Cabinets & Accents
While contemporary kitchens often push the envelope and take their cue from current trends and materials, traditional ones celebrate what is worth preserving.
If you’re charmed by more rugged wood counter stools, also take a peek at THESE OPTIONS.
3. Cabinet Hardware Ideas
My favorite maker of cabinet pulls has incredible collections like these Lily RIGHT HERE.
4. Subdued Color Palette
A color scheme that will stand the test of time is likely one taken from nature or one which harmoniously mixes with it.
Also find ideas for more white kitchen design inspiration here.
5. Marble & Hardwoods Such As Oak
Natural materials such as stone and wood (which age well and also feel comfortable underfoot) are right at home in a kitchen meant to endure.
Hardwood or engineered flooring? Learn more about the differences HERE.
6. Architectural Symmetry
Contemporary and modern style kitchens are often designed with angles, curves, and also unique configurations.
While there are a variety of traditional kitchen design details, symmetry is commonplace. In this kitchen above, windows flank the range, imparting a pleasing balance as well as formality.
Charming Laundry Room With Navy Blue
The introduction of classic navy blue on base cabinets in the laundry room certainly adds a charming coastal feel which remains timeless.
Find additional laundry room design inspiration in this story too.
What a convenient and smartly designed counter surface above the washer and dryer.
Wood Countertops With Blue Painted Cabinetry
Handsome design details to note in the bar area below are plentiful indeed!
Unique glass cabinet door fronts, embellished hardware, richly stained wood shelves and counter as well as architecturally magnificent ceiling are just a few.
See also this helpful post with more inspiration for blue paint colors!
Window Seat in Elegant Nook
Built-in window seats add a classic as well as cozy element to breakfast nooks, hearth rooms, and living spaces adjacent to the kitchen. Integrated storage and custom upholstery also elevate the luxury.
Discover pretty blue and white porcelain decor accents for your traditional space too RIGHT HERE.
Magnificent Millwork & Mudroom
Plenty of traditional design elements fall from favor. Herringbone pattern flooring, for example, is having a moment across design styles. It’s a configuration which may be traced back to ancient Egyptian jewelry as well as Roman Empire roadways.
In this mudroom space, herringbone tile flooring stands up to abuse, defines the space, and repeats the cheerful blue accent introduced throughout the home.
Whimsical Wall Covering & Painted Beadboard
Why not bring a smile to every guest who enters a jewel box of a powder bath? A console sink and beaded board trim recall the past yet feel glamorous and fresh.
If you have a moment, also check out a few inspiring bathroom designs in THIS STORY.
Peek at a Traditional Process
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