Take a look at Pinterest, Houzz, or any number of other online resources these days and you’ll see that having a blue kitchen is one of the most popular kitchen trends. While blue can certainly be bold and beautiful, it can also turn dark and daunting if the rest of the room isn’t designed with care.
From lighting choices and wall paint colors to flooring features and tile backsplash designs, there are several things you can do to be able to have a blue kitchen and enjoy it, too. Today, we’ll focus on 5 different countertop options that pair nicely with blue cabinets without creating a dark and somber feel.
5 Great Countertop Options for a Blue Kitchen
1. Gorgeous Gray Countertops
A blue kitchen may already feel dark enough so why choose gray countertops? When paired with lightly colored walls, the gray against blue cabinets actually gives off a subdued vibe but looks especially elegant next to stainless steel appliances. While the overall tone is more muted, the kitchen can still be plenty bright with the right lighting and light colored paint or tile backsplashes on the walls.
2. Warm Wood Finishes
An entire kitchen outfitted with all blue cabinetry may feel cold and uninviting if not properly designed. Add warmth to the space with beautiful wood countertops. Honey-toned wood with a grainy texture looks and feels wonderful. It also gives the room a natural and farmhouse-like or vintage vibe.
3. Wonderful White Countertops
Regardless of the material they’re made from, white countertops contrast beautifully with blue kitchen cabinets. In fact, the light color makes the blue of the cabinets pop while also giving the room a clean, streamlined feel.
In this Newport Beach kitchen remodel, the owners opted for two-toned cabinetry with dark navy blue for the central island cabinets and white for the perimeter cabinets. Stylish and sleek Calcutta Belleza white quartzite countertops pair easily with both cabinet colors along with the white and gray tile backsplash above the range.
Light-colored countertops can also work well even when cabinets are a lighter blue. In this Huntington Beach kitchen remodel, quartz countertops are more of an off-white color. When paired with baby blue cabinets, the color palette pays homage to the home’s coastal location and reminds you of the sand and sea nearby.
4. Marvelous Marble Countertops
One of the benefits of a marble countertop is the fact that marble comes in a variety of colors and designs. White marble can look absolutely stunning against dark blue kitchen cabinets. And, marble with a unique veined design adds visual intrigue while also pulling together multiple kitchen colors.
For example, the marble countertop in this Mission Viejo kitchen remodel has a white background. Throughout it, however, are gray veins and flecks of color that pair perfectly with the backsplash tiles on the walls and stainless steel appliances and fixtures.
5. Bold and Beautiful Black Countertops
Last, but certainly not least, are black countertops. While using black can certainly darken a blue kitchen, it adds a dramatic flair along with a luxurious, elegant feel. If the room is too dark with black countertops, lighter flooring and backsplashes along with bright lighting can be used to lighten the space.
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