And I’ll Have a Blue, Blue, Blue Kitchen.

by Emily Steers on 08/06/2012

It’s time for a Pinterest roundup. I’ve been completely obsessing over blue kitchens.


Anyone know where this is from? I got a dead end on Pinterest. This is not my content.

Again, I’d kill for a source. This is NOT my original content.

I absolutely love these cheery kitchens! I was trying to find more photos, but most of the ones on Pinterest led back to House of Turquoise, who isn’t great at posting sources :-/

But I wonder how many different shades of blue one can actually HAVE in a house before things just get dizzying. I mean, I quite love the light, sky-ish blue that we’ve painted our giant living room.

Any “real” interior designers out there? I’d love some color tips!

I’ve heard tips that one should just chose a set palette of 5 (or so) colors and use that throughout a house, to make it feel cohesive. Would choosing too many colors in the same family be “too much”?

Or, if I don’t believe that beige is the best neutral out there– I wonder how I can use this sky blue as a new neutral?

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Stacie Martin August 7, 2012 at 3:57 PM

I use a washed out robin’s egg blue as a neutral in my house. Behr’s “Contemplation” covers 90% of my walls! But I use varying depths and brightnesses of that same sort of blue throughout. I think the problem comes when you try to use multiple blues of different undertones together. Like, when you wear a blue shirt with jeans and it’s just all wrong, but you switch to another and it’s great? In my mind, the sky is a natural backdrop to all of nature, whether it’s the greens of trees and grass or the silvers and greys of a cityscape, so it’s a natural choice as a neutral. :) Since you already have sky/robin’s egg blues in your home, I’d just choose a slightly deeper, grayer shade for cabinets with antique black, bronze or brass hardware. Then you can accent with the brighter shades!


emily August 8, 2012 at 11:10 AM

oh, i never thought about it that way! it makes perfect sense to use sky blue as a neutral. and i’m pretty much alllllllll over the antique bronze thing right now. what great tips! thank you!


Kate August 13, 2012 at 1:41 AM

Thethird photos from the sadly defunct Blueprint Magazine,published by Martha Stewart. It’s been in my inspiration file since 2008!


emily August 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM

thank you thank you thank you! i hate not knowing. will update accordingly!


Sarah August 15, 2012 at 1:18 PM

I’ll take all three of those kitchens. Can someone come over and make my new kitchen look like that…….for free? Any takers? :)


emily August 17, 2012 at 1:20 PM

i KNOW. if my landlord wouldn’t decapitate me, i’d be all over this. but, alas, i think i’ve painted enough surfaces in this house of ours at the moment.


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