Posted by: Natalia Elko
This Valentine’s Day, we’re taking the time to feature stunning designs that blue us away. While shades of red and pink may be on the minds of some on this holiday, we’ll always be partial to blue. Here are some stunning ways blue tones have been incorporated into designs that captured our hearts:
Whether muted or dark and daring, you can never go wrong with a blue backsplash. We can’t get enough of Minneapolis-based Mitlyng Design’s custom tile in this gorgeous kitchen. The gray-blue tone of the backsplash perfectly complements the dark wood features throughout the space and provides a cozy cooking atmosphere. Whether you prefer a modern and sleek pop of color, or a two-toned tile design, there’s a blue backsplash that suits every style.
Amy Lynn Interiors, a Massachusetts-based design firm, recently shared a space with bold blue cabinets and beautiful light. The rich natural wooden beams, organized open shelving, and bright white walls paired with a Thermador range offers the perfect canvas for custom blue cabinetry. I love how bold cabinetry can breathe life into a remodel and the blue knobs on the range complement this addition flawlessly. During my next kitchen remodel, I’d love to include dark cabinetry to contrast the white countertops in my space.
Raising the Bar
This space designed by Nancy Hollingsworth Phillips of The English Room recently caught my eye because of all the exciting ways she uses shades of blue in her creations. From the small bit of baby blue in the unique wallpaper pattern, to the gray-blue open shelving, to the custom under counter wine reserve, The English Room masterfully incorporates different shades and tones. I love the look of the sleek glass door on the wine reserve paired with the blue and gold handles—it’s a timeless look.
An Island of Possibility
This breathtaking blue island designed by Jillian Richey Design demonstrates the impact a statement-making piece can have on a space. This Nashville home has a brass custom hood, gold details, and a bold cobalt blue island to anchor the kitchen. I love that this project shows how seamlessly a bold color can be integrated into a space.
5 Shades of Blue
Sarah Robertson of Studio Dearborn demonstrates how numerous shades of blue can be used throughout a kitchen space. In the past I’ve been cautious about using different shades of the same color in one space, but Studio Dearborn shows how this can be executed in a cohesive way.
In a recent Q&A with Studio Dearborn, Sarah explained how, “Clients are becoming braver about color and contrast. I’m seeing dark, moody spaces, rich saturated colors in cabinetry, and bolder use of natural stones for countertops and backsplashes. There’s a certain organic simplicity evolving in kitchen design now that is not about fussy details or materials. It’s about celebrating texture, collections, nature–focusing those details in ways that are personal, precise, and exquisite. With that approach, there’s so much more room for the expression of one’s personality.” I love every detail in this kitchen—from the textured navy bar chairs and the pale sky-blue backsplash to the steel blue island and pops of teal décor, this kitchen is a dream come true.
Time to Vent
Everything about this powder-blue kitchen took my breath away, but the first place my eyes went was to the custom blue hood above the Thermador range. I love the look of matching cabinetry and hood because it pulls the space together in a cohesive way. JW Kitchens created a dreamy space to cook in and no detail goes unnoticed—the glossy subway tile and rustic bar stools create a classic look.
Surprising Pops of Blue
There are so many ways to incorporate blue into your home. Most of my kitchen is white so I like to find temporary ways to bring color into the space when I’m entertaining or hosting family. When I want to freshen up my kitchen, for example, I often purchase a bright bouquet (like the beautiful example in Lygia Harkins Interior’s space), set out colorful ceramic dishes, or use my favorite cobalt placemats.
How do you envision incorporating blue into your home or next remodel? Share your thoughts with us in the comments or on our social channels: www.facebook.com/thermador, @ThermadorHome and @Thermador.