Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you may be aware that blue is wildly trending in interiors. I have been seeing it in every element of design, and it seemed like a good time to share with you all the myriad of ways to incorporate blue into your home. Seeing as I write this blog for Dura Supreme Cabinetry, you may think I would focus on blue cabinetry here.  While I will definitely touch on that, I also want to show how inserting blue into the non-cabinetry components of your design can actually breathe life into your non-blue cabinetry and bring it on-trend.

Adding Blue to the Entryway

This can start from the moment one walks in the door of a home, with a beautiful front door.

Blue Front Door, Design by North Fork Builders of Montana, Inc., Locati Architects, LongViews Studio.

Blue Appliances, Fixtures, and Stoneware

Below, we see the same home, with blues carried into the kitchen in the refrigeration, lighting, and dishes, unifying the design throughout.

Blue RF, Lighting and Stoneware, North Fork Builders of Montana, Inc., Locati Architects, LongViews Studio

Blue RF, Lighting and Stoneware, North Fork Builders of Montana, Inc., Locati Architects, LongViews Studio

Dazzling Blue Sinks

Or maybe you need colorful motivation while washing dishes? Below is a beautiful double sink that pairs perfectly with deep character-rich woods we’ve been seeing more of as well as a brushed bronze fixture and crisp whites.

Blue Sink, ElkayQuartz Luxe Offset 60/40 Undermount Sink with Aqua Divide

Blue Sink, ElkayQuartz Luxe Offset 60/40 Undermount Sink with Aqua Divide

Home Offices with a Splash of Blue

Home offices can be a great place to be a little more daring with color, as their purpose is to primarily accommodate the home’s owner. Don’t be afraid to bring in a color that motivates and grounds you as you sit down to work.

Blue Built-In Bookshelves, By Joseph Aparicio Interiors

Blue Built-In Bookshelves, By Joseph Aparicio Interiors

Blue Desk, By Osborne Construction, photography by Heidi’s Bridge

Blue Desk, By Osborne Construction, photography by Heidi’s Bridge.

Blue Furniture Pieces, Seating, and Backsplashes

Seating provides another opportunity to infuse color, and is less permanent should your tastes change.

Blue Bar Stools in a Dura Supreme Cabinetry kitchen. Kitchen design by Lang’s Kitchen & Bath, photography by Linda McManus.

Blue Bar Stools in a Dura Supreme Cabinetry kitchen. Kitchen design by Lang’s Kitchen & Bath, Pennsylvania, photography by Linda McManus.

Also consider, instead of painting an entire run of cabinets your favorite shade of blue, perhaps just a furniture-styled piece, like a hutch, below. Also note the opportunity for color in the backsplash.

Blue Seating, blue backsplash tiles, and blue stained wood hutch by Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Design by Kitchens by Design, Interior Designer Mike Maloney of Integrative Designs, Inc.

Blue Seating, blue backsplash tiles, and blue stained wood hutch by Dura Supreme Cabinetry. Design by Kitchens by Design, Interior Designer Mike Maloney of Integrative Designs, Inc.

Blue Panel Inserts for Cabinet Doors

Substituting the center panel of a door with blue painted grids, patterned wire or blue back-painted glass is another option to consider.

Blue Grid Panel Insert, Dura Supreme Cabinetry, Lang’s Kitchen & Bath, Pennsylvania. 

Dura Supreme Aluminum Style 3 door with a custom Backpainted Glass insert.

Dura Supreme Aluminum Style 3 door with a custom back-painted glass insert.

Flooring and Decorative Rugs with Blue Hues

There are a lot of creatively patterned cement tiles that could be just the pop of blue you need in the flooring.

Blue Cement Tile Floor, Kelly Martin Interiors, Photography by Meghan Bob Photography

Blue Cement Tile Floor, Kelly Martin Interiors, Photography by Meghan Bob Photography

Or, if you are at the low end of the Color Commitment Scale… a rug does the job as well!

Blue Rug, Heidi Caillier Design, photography by Haris Kenjar

Blue Rug, Heidi Caillier Design, photography by Haris Kenjar

Blue Cabinetry

Finally, when designing with blue, keep in mind the undertones in the wood grain adjacent to it.  Here we see Dura Supreme’s Gale Force from its Curated Color Collection paired with Hickory Morel stain.

Dura Supreme Cabinetry in Gale Force paint from Curated Color Collection paired with Hickory in a Morel finish

Dura Supreme Cabinetry in Gale Force paint from Curated Color Collection paired with Hickory in a Morel finish

Notice the grain in the Hickory has a blue undertone. The kitchen island is a custom Heritage finish with Morel rub-through and Gale Force with a Charcoal Glaze over the top.

A Dura Supreme kitchen island with a custom Heritage Paint finish.

How Will You Use Blue in Your Kitchen or Bath Design?

Now you are armed with some of the best ways to infuse a little or a lot of blue into your home- whether it be an icy winter blue, deep nautical navy blue, or somewhere in between, it is not difficult to find just the perfect hue you can use to update your home!

Sandy is the Lead Designer for Dura Supreme Cabinetry with 15+ years of involvement in the field of Kitchen & Bath Design and a degree in Interior Design. Sandy’s experience ranges from running all aspects of a Design+Build firm to creating beautiful cabinetry designs at Dura Supreme. She has been a judge through the Builders Association of the Twin Cities for their semi-annual Parade of Homes Tour and is continually inspired by creative uses of space, appreciating projects where form and function are blended seamlessly.

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