Blue kitchen islands are certainly having their moment, but blue could also be considered a classic! Well used and well liked, blue is familiar – offering comfort and versatility. Using blue is the “it” kitchen trend right now: a blue kitchen island, or blue lowers – or going bold with all blue kitchen cabinets!
It was nerve-racking painting our safe, white kitchen island blue- but it added so much personality! Consider your kitchen island like a piece furniture – making it stand out is always a good idea.
My Blue Kitchen Island
I spent hours researching some favorite blue paint colors for our island. After compiling all the results, Krypton stood out to me – a soft, gray blue.
Krypton by Sherwin Williams
15 Blue Kitchen Islands You Will Love, Plus Their Paint Colors
If you’re up to your eyeballs in samples and paint chips (who isn’t when deciding paint colors), let these 15 blue kitchen islands guide you in the right direction!
Remember – for the most part, the blue you want will look somewhat gray or has gray tones on the paint chip. Unless you’re looking for more of a baby blue, a sophisticated blue will look almost gray on the card but blue in real life.
Here are 15 popular, well used blues for kitchen islands and cabinetry.
1. Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray
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Dreaming of a soft blue gray with silver undertones? Take a look at this blue kitchen island painted Benjamin Moore Boothbay Gray. It pairs nicely with natural elements and earthy colors.
2. Benjamin Moore Providence Blue Kitchen Island
The combination of Providence Blue with basket lights give a coastal, fresh feel!
3. Farrow & Ball Light Blue No. 22
via: Rita Chan Interiors via Home Bunch
Farrow & Ball Light Blue #22 is a soft light silvery blue with light gray undertones. In darker areas the gray will show itself more. Get a sample HERE.
4. Benjamin Moore Smoke
Benjamin Moore Smoke is a popular choice for cabinetry and gives a does of sophistication and beauty. Not overpowering, it strikes a fine balance.
5. Benjamin Moore Wolf Gray: Blue Kitchen Cabinets To Die For
Via: CC & Mike
This is a classic, timeless gray paint color that leans towards blue! How stunning is this kitchen?? This sophisticated shade pairs beautifully with brass lights and a marble backsplash.
6. Benjamin Moore Van Deusen For a Popular Choice For a Blue Kitchen Island
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Part of the historical collection, Benjamin Moore Van Deusen is a deep rich blue. I tested it out on my bathroom vanity; it’s a beautiful navy, without the heavy feeling of black.
7. Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky
Sherwin Williams Blustery Sky is a beachy, medium shade of blue. The perfect contrast to the black!
8. Benjamin Moore Britannia Blue
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On the medium to darker side, Britannia Blue can read traditional or modern. With a pretty charcoal undertone, this blue is a sophisticated pop of color in a kitchen.
Britannia Blue pairs just fine with nickel, stainless steel and black hardware.
9. Sherwin Williams Downpour Blue: The Coastal Blue Kitchen Island
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If you want blue cabinetry that gives a big does of coastal, and a bright pop without being too much, Sherwin William’s Downpour Blue is one to sample.
10. Benjamin Moore Smoke Gray for Blue Kitchen Cabinets
Not to be confused with Smoke, Benjamin Moore Smoke Gray is a darker shade of blue paint with more saturation and richness. This is a bolder color with charcoal undertones that can even be confused for gray in some lights.
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11. Benjamin Moore Westcott Navy: More Blue Kitchen Cabinets
With a deep charcoal undertone, this navy gray is a popular choice if you want a dark blue kitchen cabinets that will always look navy- never so dark it looks black. I love how the blue kitchen cabinets lead your eyes all the way up here!
12. Benjamin Moore Eclipse
Benjamin Moore Eclipse is a bold navy that also contains a dark gray undertones. This would compliment white countertops nicely, as Eclipse is deeply saturated and the contrast would be striking. This is a great shade on an island, or it’s sophisticate enough to be all over your blue kitchen cabinets.
13. Benjamin Moore Hale Navy
If you are looking for a good deep blue and like Hale Navy, I wrote all about why Hale Navy is the king of blue paint.
14. Sherwin Williams Naval
Could I really write this post and leave out the color of 2020? Well, that year might be over but Sherwin Williams Naval looks timeless so it won’t be going anywhere.
via: Dina Holland
Sherwin Williams Naval is a stunning choice of paint for a blue kitchen island. You can see above how well it plays with grays. It grounds this kitchen, and keeps the feminine decor (like the drapes and the flowers) from feeling too over the top and delicate.
Naval is used again on a buyer’s pantry and without a shadow, Sherwin Williams Naval feels less inky but still maintains a deep, saturated color. It looks great with stainless steel!
15. Sherwin Williams Sleepy Blue: A Grandmillennial’s Blue Kitchen Island
Sleepy Blue is a grandmillennials’s favorite shade of blue paint, and no one uses it better than Gretchen in her home!
While there are no hard decorating rules to follow, a good guideline is to pair a dark blue kitchen island with a white or a light countertop. Painting your island blue will bring your kitchen to life! And who knows? You might end up loving it so much you paint all your kitchen cabinets blue!
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