Feeling Blue? You'll Love These Beautiful Blue Kitchen Cabinet Ideas

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Best Blue Paint Colors for Kitchen CabinetsHector M. Sanchez, styling by Anna Logan

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If you’ve found your way here, it’s likely you’re contemplating installing new blue kitchen cabinets or painting your existing kitchen cabinets blue, and we’re here to offer all of the positive reinforcement you need. “Blue is a classic color for a country house because it evokes that open airiness of a country sky,” says Country Living Editor-in-Chief Rachel Hardage Barrett, who embraced Dutch Tile Blue by Sherwin-Williams in the kitchen (cabinets, walls, and ceiling) of her own Mississippi Delta farmhouse. “It also pairs beautifully with brown tones—think hardwood floors, exposed wooden beams, butcher block countertops, a collection of cutting boards—which is also quite convenient if you gravitate toward a more farmhouse-y aesthetic.”

Blue can also evoke a variety of moods depending on your property. In a coastal setting, for example, you may want to consider an aqua as light-hearted and easy-breezy as your favorite Jimmy Buffett song. In an older property, something with earthy undertones—perhaps from a historic paint collection—will have a little more gravitas. (There’s a reason Wythe Blue is a go-to for old house enthusiasts.) Navy blue is also a consistently popular choice, and in a high-gloss finish it can feel downright modern, if that’s what you’re looking for (yes, we’re talkin’ to you, modern farmhouse folks).

You can also opt for a blue stain (see kitchens #5 and #23!), limit your kick of color to the island (see #9 and #23!), or go top-to-bottom, like an immersive blue cocoon (#10). As you’re exploring cabinet paint colors, you may also want to check out these kitchens with green cabinetry, blue’s kindred spirit, as well as some of our editors’ favorite kitchen paint colors for 2024. Just remember: You do you. If you love it, you really can’t go wrong. And besides, there’s nothing a fresh coat of paint can’t fix.

For more kitchen design inspiration:

Airy Light Blue

One Kings Lane designer Sarah Blank opted for a calming blue for the shelves, brackets, and walls of this kitchen, lending more cohesion to the space.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry and Wall Paint Color: Lulworth Blue by Farrow & Ball

kitchen by one kings lane designer sarah blank with calming blue shelves, brackets, and walls
Alec Hemer

Dark Blue Grey

New York designer Christina Salway painted the cabinets in this Victorian farmhouse a dark blue grey to help the white farmhouse sink and light blue walls pop.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color:
Catalina Coast by Behr

RELATED: Check Out These Dreamy Open Shelving Ideas for Your Kitchen

a farmhouse kitchen with blue lower cabinets and open shelves
Tara Donne

Crisp Cobalt Blue

In Wisconsin’s North Woods, a 100-year-old cabin enjoys an unexpected kick of cobalt blue that mimics some of the more vibrant blues found in classic camp blankets.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color: Danube by Sherwin-Williams

rustic cabin kitchen with bold blue cabinets
Marta Xochilt Perez

Light Blue Grey

In a rustic Tennessee cabin, the kitchen island is wrapped in chippy blue wainscoting reclaimed from the home’s front porch.

Get the Look:
Island Paint Color:
For similar, try Favorite Jeans by Sherwin-Williams

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rustic cabin kitchen with blue weathered wood island
Brian Woodcock

Turquoise Blue

Jolie Sikes-Smith (you likely know her from the Junk Gypsy) coated the cabinets of her Round Top, Texas, kitchen with a blue interior oil stain and then used a rag to apply and partially rub off a layer of Provincial Wood Finish stain by Minwax.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Stain Color: Aquarius Oil Stain by Sherwin-Williams (with a top layer of Provincial Wood Stain by Minwax)
Wall Paint Color:
Canyon Cloud by Behr

RELATED: See more ideas from Jolie’s Farmhouse Kitchen

blue farmhouse kitchen of junk gypsy jolie sykes
Annie Schlechter

Seaglass Blue

In the kitchen of a Colonial farmhouse in Maine, homeowner Tiffany Mizzell coated the existing cabinetry, doors, window trim, and new island (made from an old dresser topped with a thick slab of butcher block) with a coastal-inspired shade of blue. Lobster red counter stools add a playful Maine-appropriate punch.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Color: Buxton Blue by Benjamin Moore

RELATED: 23 Beautiful and Inspiring Kitchen Renovations

blue coastal kitchen
Erin Little

Dark Denim Blue

Designed by Martha O’Hara and Bhavana Bhimavarapu of O’Hara Interiors, this Bone Lake, Wisconsin, cabin features a rugged blue island that plays well with a mix of materials including soapstone countertops, subway tile, reclaimed beams, Douglas fir cabinets, and rush barstools.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color:
Newburyport Blue by Benjamin Moore

cabin kitchen with denim blue island
Dana Gallagher

Slate Blue

If you love a rustic look for your cabin or cottage, but don’t want the kitchen to feel too rustic, consider pairing natural wood finishes with a soft, dusty blue, as seen in this Minnesota kitchen by designer Lucy Penfield. It’s the perfect complement that won't overpower all that pretty wood grain.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color: Philipsburg Blue by Benjamin Moore

traditional kitchen with blue beadboard cabinets

Rich Navy Blue

Discovered at the Maryland barn sale Chartruese and Co., this 27-drawer indigo workbench-turned-cabinetry sets the rustic, pieced-together feel of this Virginia cottage’s galley kitchen. The browns and golds of the tile backsplash unite the deep pigments of the blue cabinet and emerald green Hallman stove.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color:
For similar, try Salty Dog by Sherwin-Williams

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kitchen with blue distressed cabinets
Helen Norman

Watery Aqua Blue

Painting a large island in a big open kitchen helps ground the space. In this Michigan lake house kitchen by designer Steve Somogyi of Chicago firm Steve + Filip Design, the crowd-pleasing cool blue island plays off the water hues located just outside the doors. Adding to the fun spirit, the designers paired the statement island with colorful, patterned encaustic tile for the backsplash.

Get the Look:
Island Paint Color: Jamestown Blue by Benjamin Moore

RELATED: 70 Best Kitchen Island Ideas for Kitchens Large and Small

lakehouse kitchen with turquoise blue cabinets
diana paulson

Saturated Moody Blue

If you’re the sort who loves a rainy day indoors with a cup of tea while bread bakes in the oven, this warm, rich, and a little-bit-moody blue (as seen in a Plain English-designed space) hits just the right note.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry and Backsplash Paint Color: For similar, Opera Glasses by Behr

kitchen with saturated blue color
courtesy of Plain English

Glossy Bright Blue

Glossy deep blue cabinetry pairs with white walls in this crisp, modern farmhouse by designer Stephen Shutts. Brass hardware adds a handsome finishing touch.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color:
Naval by Sherwin-Williams

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blue and white kitchen of kelly ross
Michael Kaskel

Distressed Blue

Salvaged blue barn wood served as the starting point for this kitchen’s blue-and-white color palette. A frame of a muted aqua blue sets off all the colors, while the creamy white cabinetry along the wall lets the island be the room’s focal point.

Get the Look:
Island Paint Color
: Morning Calm by Magnolia

blue kitchens
Stacey Branford

Rich Blue

The deep blue of this newly renovated Ontario farmhouse kitchen takes inspiration from “the rich colors and handsome millwork of British farmhouse kitchens,” says homeowner Andraya Frith. Featuring custom peg rail and cabinetry by Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry, the peg rail–lined shelves are the ideal spot to hang evergreen branches during the holiday season. A citrus garland also plays nicely with the blue tones.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color: Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball

large dark blue kitchen island with drawers, gold toned drawer pulls, white counters, and blond wood stools for seating
Kassandra Arbour

Mississipi Delta Blues

In her Mississippi farmhouse, Country Living editor Rachel Hardage Barrett opted to coat the walls, cabinets, and ceiling in the same shade of blue. (Subtle gray undertones keep the blue from feeling too sweet.) The dark island countertop (“Charcoal Soapstone” by Silestone) keeps the airy space feeling grounded.

Get the Look:
Cabinet and Trim Paint Color:
Dutch Tile Blue by Sherwin-Williams

RELATED: 15 Best Kitchen Countertop Ideas, Materials, and Designs

mississippi farmhouse makeover takeover blue kitchen
Hector M. Sanchez, styling by Anna Logan

Classic Navy Blue

Marine blue cabinets topped with walnut countertops, a red cedar ceiling, and a pine subfloor give this tiny kitchen a handsome nautical vibe. Unlacquered brass and rope pendants add another coastal nod.

Get the Look:
Wall Color:
London Fog by Benjamin Moore
Cabinetry Paint Color:
For similar, Salty Dog by Sherwin-Williams

blue and white nautical kitchen
David A. Land

Robin’s Egg Blue

To give air to the compact kitchen of a South Carolina river house, designer Heather Chadduck painted the lower cabinets in a cheerful light blue while keeping the uppers the same color as the walls.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color:
Debonair by Sherwin-Williams
Wall Paint Color:
Classic Light Buff by Sherwin-Williams

beach house kitchen with sky blue cabinets
David Hillegas

Bold Sapphire Blue

A vibrant shade of blue doesn’t have to be intimidating, as shown in this 1920s California bungalow kitchen. A countertop-to-ceiling backsplash of Mexican tiles balances the vibrant jewel-toned hue.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color:
California Blue by Benjamin Moore

blue kitchen cabinets
Victoria Pearson

Whisper-Soft Blue

A light blue kitchen island adds to the lighthearted spirit of the Michigan lake home of designer Chenault James. It’s an understated use of color that gives the room a more subtly layered look. Red diner-inspired barstools add pops of retro color.

Get the Look:
Island Paint Color:
Rhine River by Benjamin Moore

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blue and white coastal kitchen
David A. Land

Deep Periwinkle Blue

“Blue is such an easy color that goes well with lots of other colors,” says homeowner Jules Covey of the cabinetry hue she chose for a newly built kitchen extension. It also complements her many collections, including Amish stars, splatterware, mason jars, and lusterware.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color: Juniper Ash by Little Greene

jules covey in blue kitchen
Brent Darby

Scandinavian Blue

Designer Meta Coleman chose a light blue for the island in this Scandinavian country style kitchen.

Get the Look:
Island Paint Color:
For similar, try Blue Pearl by Benjamin Moore

RELATED: 70 Best Kitchen Island Ideas for Kitchens Large and Small

scandinavian inspired kitchen designed by meta coleman
Chaunté Vaughn

Deep Rich Blue

In this modern cottage kitchen, architect Steve Giannetti embraced two colors on the lower cabinetry, including a deep blue paint with green undertones and a lighter neutral gray. The color variance, along with the mix of brass and milk glass bin pulls, helps the kitchen feel as if it’s been added to over time.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color
(Lower Cabinets, Back Wall): Hague Blue by Farrow & Ball
Cabinetry Paint Color
(Lower Cabinets, Foreground): Worsted by Farrow & Ball

a modern cottage kitchen with blue cabinets
The Ingalls

Distressed Denim Blue

Designer Maggie Cruz’s client said she wanted something outside the norm, so Maggie stained the wood cabinets with a weathered finish and added chicken-wire screens.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Stain Color:
For similar, try Deep Ocean by Minwax

denim blue cabinets by designer maggie cruz
Zach Desart

Chambray Blue

In Bellville, Texas, farmhouse homeowner Courtney Robertson outfitted the kitchen of her sprawling farmhouse with a just-bold-enough blue that pairs well with leather barstools and cowboy boots.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color:
For similar, Laguna Blue by Behr

farmhouse kitchen with blue cabinets
David Tsay

Classic Muted Blue

To complement a converted barn’s warm wood tones. New York-based designer Hadley Wiggins started with the deep blue-green painted floor then chose what she calls “aviator blue” for the cabinets.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color: Blue Toile by Benjamin Moore
Floor Paint Color: Lead Gray by Benjamin Moore

RELATED: Get more design inspiration from Hadley’s own restored 1800s farmhouse.

rustic kitchen with wood walls and modern blue cabinets
David A. Land

Rich Aqua Blue

Can’t decide between a bold color for your cabinets and an eye-catching wallpaper for the walls? Why not try it all? Singer-songwriter/designer Holly Williams shows how to balance both beautifully in this Kentucky farmhouse.

Get the Look:
Cabinetry Paint Color: Blue Daisy by Benjamin Moore

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blue farmhouse kitchen with black and white wallpaper
Annie Schlechter

Breezy Farmhouse Blue

For a period-appropriate look for an early 1900s Texas farmhouse, choose a timeless color like this cornflower blue in homeowner Melissa Duckworth’s small galley kitchen. It’s the perfect pairing with reproduction William Morris wallpaper and an antique mint-colored enamel gas range.

Get the Look:
Trim and Cabinetry Paint Color: Jamestown Blue by Benjamin Moore

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nostalgic farmhouse kitchen with blue cabinetry and wallpaper
Country Living

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