One of the strongest style trends that has come through in modern kitchen design is the colour blue, and this can be traced from classic Shaker-style kitchens right through to chic and minimal modern spaces. Whether it’s on walls, floors, cabinetry or splashbacks, blue has replaced grey as the go-to on-trend colour – and it is particularly navy blue kitchens that are turning heads.
Pantone choosing Classic Blue as its Colour of the Year 2020, you’re likely to see more and more of it about. Navy kitchens look elegant and stylish, but Pantone’s chosen hue is slightly brighter than true navy. Combine rich, dark blue cabinetry with pale or marble worktops, neutral walls and natural floors to maintain a balance between light and dark.
Although in all its shades blue is considered to be a cool and calming, the variation you choose will govern the vibe of your space. To create a luxe and dramatic kitchen, choose blue-black or dark navy – this works particularly well with brass kitchen handles and a statement brass tap. For a softer, coastal-inspired scheme, look at soft sky blue hues. For a modern twist, bring in industrial style with factory style taps and poured concrete flooring and worktops.