22 Amazing Blue Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets: Which Speaks to You?

Why in the world would anyone need two dozen paint names for ideas for the best blue for kitchen cabinets? I mean, isn’t navy blue just a dark blue and periwinkle blue a little purple?Turns out, even when you decide a blue kitchen design is for you, there are a wide range of blues with undertones and qualities you’ll want to carefully consider. How to get the right blue? Sample at least three before deciding on your fav. I hope 22 Blue Paint Colors for Kitchen Cabinets equips you with savvy ideas for a place to begin!

Blue kitchen with SemiHomemade cabinet fronts (Supermatte Night Sky Shaker front panels) - design by @brownstoneboys. #bluekitchens
Design: @brownstoneboys – blue cabinet fronts are from SemiHomemade

Brilliant Ideas for Blue Kitchen Cabinets

Bear in mind that in most cases, the designer hasn’t revealed the exact blue color. Very often, the hue is a custom blue or a bespoke finish from the cabinet maker. Instead, what you’ll find are paint suggestions along with inspirational photos that approximate the color.

1. BM Kensington Blue 840

Isn’t this a stunning navy? If you admire the blue kitchen above, you very well may like this hue.

2. Behr December Eve for Cabinetry

Here’s a navy with a different quality than no. 1. It’s cool and muddier. It’s not the exact color of these gorgeous cupboards from deVOL below, but in the same family.

Deep blue grey custom kitchen cabinets by deVOL Kitchens. #devol #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #classickitchens
deVOL – Shade of blue colors for kitchen cabinets as well as inspiring blue kitchen photo gallery.

Behr December Eve

Behr Deember Eve is a denim blue paint color to wow. #behrdecembereve #paintcolors #bluepaintcolors #denimblue

3. Farrow & Ball St. Giles Blue 280

What if you’re after a bold and vivid blue that lifts your spirits every time you walk into the kitchen?

No idea what this actual turquoise shade of blue is on kitchen cabinetry above, but it feels coastal and resort-like. Reminds me of St. Giles!

Can you even get over the wallpaper!?!

Charming turquoise blue kitchen cabinets and range hood with blue floral wallpaper - Shannon Meyer Roberts. #bluekitchens #turquoisecabinets
Shannon Meyer Roberts – if you are noticing trends, you know wallpaper and brass cabinet hardware are still all the rage.

4. Behr Sky Light

If you love those cheerful summery blues but don’t want to make as bold a statement, a breezy easy sky hue may fit the bill.

Sky blue kitchen cabinets and herringbone wood floors in a charming kitchen by @blockhousebuild. #bluekitchens #skyblue
@blockhousebuild – notice the unique light fixtures above open shelves in this kitchen with blue island.

You can always try a sample (tap image below) of Behr Sky Light to see how the color would look in your kitchen with its unique exposure and lighting.

BEHR Sky Light is a beautiful light blue slightly dusty blue paint color to try. #behrskylight #paintcolors #bluepaintcolors #skyblue

Another fun way to use sky is on the ceiling:

Beautiful Blue and White Kitchen with blue ceiling and beadboard backsplash. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen
White kitchens are perfectly suited for pale blue, indigo, cobalt, or deep blue accents. Crown Point Cabinetry via Town & Country Living

If you sample a sky blue and find it is a bit too saturated or strong, keep in mind you can always ask for a sample mixed at a reduced saturation (like 50%) for a more subdued version of the color.

Baby blue kitchen cabinets! and farm sink in a cottage style kitchen. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen
Better Homes and Gardens – looking for trends in this collection of kitchen design ideas? Timeless tranquility is more of a theme here.

5. Farrow & Ball Hague Blue

This is a popular deep teal color among designers, and it’s easy to see why.

Hague Blue (Farrow & Ball) painted cabinets in a beautiful English country style kitchen with copper pans hanging from rack - @brownlowfurniture. #bluekitchens #hagueblue #bespokekitchens
Hague Blue (Farrow & Ball) painted cabinets – Brownlow Furniture

Rich and luxurious, this color is amazing on built-ins in a home office too.

In this case, we know the cabinetry above and below is indeed Hague Blue!

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 in this space with a blue kitchen island, stainless steel appliances, and custom hood.

6. Behr Durango Blue

When you love a classic, denim-like blue that isn’t a dark navy yet is clearly not a bright Wedgewood, this blue may work:

Behr Durango Blue paint color is a lovely denim blue. #behrdurangoblue #paintcolors #bestbluepaint #bluepaintcolors #denimblue

It’s one of those mid-range blues that could be amazing with gold-toned hardware.

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 – who needs a rug when your tile floor is this bold and beautiful?

7. Glidden Winter’s Blue Grey Sky

In my experience, finding the perfect blue involves looking in the grey section. Here’s a color you truly need to sample to understand how it feels blue:

Glidden Winter's Blue paint color is a lovely atmospheric hue for a sophisticated kitchen. #gliddenwintersbluegrey #paintcolors #bluegrey #bluepaintcolors

It could definitely present like this:

or even this:

Beautiful white and blue kitchen. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen #bluekitchens #bluedecor #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #kitchenremodel #blueandwhitekitchen
Cynthia Hayes – a blue kitchen island with metal stools, lovely cone pendant lights, stainless steel appliances, and a commercial style hood harmonize in a lovely cooking space.

Blue-grey tones feel timeless and play nicely with grey-veining in marble and quartz.

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 Rosenfeld – nickel hardware on light blue cabinets add a tranquility with white countertops.

8. SW Dark Night

If your dream kitchen cabinets are dark and moody, this color may be worth a closer look.

deVOL kitchen with dark gray blue cabinets and open shelving. #englishcountry #europeankitchen
deVOL this cooking space with open shelving is just right for antiques and shaker-style cabinets.

Sherwin-Williams Dark Night (tap swatch below) feels earthy and dramatic.

HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Dark Night paint color is a moody deep blue to try. #paintcolors #sherwinwilliamsdarknight #darkbluepaint

9. Farrow & Ball Down Pipe

Here’s a moody grey to consider which could actually present as a slate blue depending on your lighting and context.

deVOL Shaker style kitchen with blue gray cabinets. #bluekitchens #shakerkitchen
deVOL
Moody dark gray blue kitchen by deVOL. #englishcountry #kitchendesign
deVOL

10. Sherwin-Williams Anchors Aweigh

For midnight blue fans, SW Anchors Aweigh sounds very coastal and feels sophisticated and chic.

HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Naval Interior. #sherwinwilliamsnavalinterior #bluepaintcolors #navyblue #paintcolors
Tap for buying info…in case you admire this gorgeous velvety deep navy.
Stunning blue and white graphic tiles on sink wall of a kitchen with navy blue cabinets and farm sink. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen
Whittney Parksinson Design viaopen shelving, navy blue kitchen cabinets, and brass hardware add flair and modern farmhouse style to this kitchen with farm sink.

11. Sherwin-Williams Indigo Batik

We have to have at least one indigo color in the gallery, right?

While I don’t know the exact blue of the cabinetry above, this suggestion may be a good place to start:

HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Indigo Batik blue paint color. #sherwinwilliamsindigobatik #bluepaintcolors #paintcolors #indigoblue

12. Sherwin Williams Navy Sea Wall

When you like your blue to have some green and gray in it and be atmospheric to the extent it is difficult to pin down the color, then you might like Navy Sea Wall.

Is it teal? Is it charcoal-grey-blue? How does sunlight affect the undertones?

Sherwin Williams Navy Sea Wall blue paint color. #navyblue #paintcolors #sherwinwilliamsnavyseawall

Have fun exploring blue colors and make it an adventure.

13. Sherwin-Williams Ocean’s Side

The happy blue checkered tile backsplash and cabinets in this kitchen feel French and very timeless.

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 with light blue cabinets – Victoria Mag

This blue feels more grown up than a sky blue you might spot in a child’s nursery. Yet it isn’t chambray.

Sherwin-Williams Ocean's Side is a lovely dusty blue paint color. #sherwinwililamsoceansside #bluepaintcolors #paintcolors
Tap image to snag a sample…in case you’re seeking a dusty blue.

14. Sherwin-Williams Naval Interior

Bold blue cabinets in a kitchen look amazing with whimsical tile, yes?

Navy blue kitchen with cement tile floor, subway tile, and midcentury modern pendant. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #modernfarmhousekitchen
Design: Rebekah Zaveloff of Kitchen Lab Interiors/Photo: Michael Alan Kaskel

It probably goes without saying that it is a better idea to find a tile you adore and then choose a blue kitchen cabinet idea after that!

Sherwin-Williams Naval Interior blue paint color. #paintcolors #sherwinwilliamsnavalinterior #bluepaints #bestbluepaint #darkblue

15. Valspar Blue Whisper

Soft, quiet, contemplative blues and blue-greys are just the prettiest for kitchens!

Serene and darling bespoke Shaker kitchen by deVOL with pastel blue cupboards. #bluekitchens #devol #shakerkitchens #kitchendesign
deVOL Kitchens – butcher block countertops, open shelves, a farm sink, and blue cabinetry are a winning combination with brass hardware and subway tile.

But which blue? Here’s a blue kitchen cabinet idea for a calm blue:

Valspar Blue Whisper paint color is a lovely pastel blue. #pastelblue #valsparbluewhisper #pastelbluepaint #lightbluepaint
Tap image above to buy a sample…hello convenience indeed!

16. Sherwin-Williams Purple Thrush

For lovers of purple, this next kitchen inspired two things: a blue paint color…

Beautiful blue kitchen with gold accents #bluekitchens #bluedecor #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #kitchenremodel #blueandwhitekitchen
Becki Owens – marble countertops, a farm sink, and blue cabinetry are a winning combination with gold hardware and white subway tile.

and also the idea for two-tone cabinet colors. In some cases, it can be more elegant to use a bold color like this blue on base cabinets along with white upper cabinets.

Sherwin-Williams Purple Thrush paint color. #paintcolors #wherwinwilliamspurplethrush #periwinkleblue #bluepaintcolors

17. Farrow & Ball Light Blue

While Light Blue is described as silvery and can look that way in a lot of photography we see online, it reads more like a green in my own home.

The amount of natural light your kitchen receives will definitely come into play.

Stunning blue and white traditional kitchen in Southeastern Designer Showhouse 2017
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles No. 27Farrow & Ball Light Blue is breathtaking on a blue kitchen island indeed.

18. Valspar Silver Leaf

Here’s a color similar to F&B’s Light Blue if you want to sample something alongside it.

Valspar Silver Leaf paint color is a glorious hushed light blue grey. #valsparsilverleaf #paintcolors #lightgrey #bluegrey

19. Behr English Channel

I thought this navy blue kitchen was gorgeous with its contrasting wood stained island:

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 – Navy cabinets look wonderful with neutrals for a wood floor and light counters.

I know there are plenty of navy blue paint colors in this lineup, but by now you can probably see that they are not all he same! This one is slightly teal, slightly grey, and very sophisticated.

BEHR English Channel paint color is a lovely denim blue to try. #behrenglishchannel #bluepaint #paintcolors #denimblue

20. Behr Superior Blue

Similar to Hague Blue (scroll up to see it) yet less moody, Superior Blue would be gorgeous in a mid-century kitchen and possibly a hit with fans of Grandmillennial style.

Blue kitchen with waterfall island and beamed ceiling. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen
Jean Stoffer Design – Navy cabinets or dark blue cabinets look wonderful with a rustic wood floor and light counters.

It feels traditional yet modern somehow.

BEHR MARQUEE Superior Blue paint color. #behrsuperiorblue #bluepaint #paintcolors #bestbluepaint
Tap for buying info in case you’d like to try a sample.

21. Behr Teton Blue

I’ll say it again. Don’t be put off or seduced by a color’s name. This one has “blue” in the name, but the photo or swatch may read grey.

Behr Teton Blue is a gorgeous, velvety blue grey color. #behrtetonblue #bluepaintcolors #bluegreypaint
tap image for more info…hello lovely blue grey indeed.

I find it gorgeous no matter what it’s called, and it may be just right if you love cool greys with hints of blue.

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

22. Behr French Colony

Even if your style is not French, here’s a beautiful blue for cabinets that may wow you.

Chic Traditional Kitchen in White and Steel Blue Color Scheme. Come see 36 Best Beautiful Blue and White Kitchens to Love! #blueandwhite #bluekitchen #kitchendesign #kitchendecor #decorinspiration #beautifulkitchen
Christine Sheldon – White kitchens are perfectly suited for pale blue, indigo, cobalt, or deep blue accents.

While we don’t know what blue is on the kitchen island above, it reminds me of French Colony:

Behr French Colony is a glorious grey blue paint color to try. #behrfrenchcolony #bluegray #paintcolors
Blue paint colors for kitchen cabinets as well as inspiring blue kitchen photo gallery.

Thanks for entertaining this photo gallery of gorgeous blue kitchens and paint color ideas! Hope you found a few contenders, and go HERE for even more paint color ideas!

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Linen Napkin Set
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French Country Headboard
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