The Navy Blue Kitchen: Homeowners are becoming bolder with their kitchen colour choices and keen for designs that incorporate style and character. In keeping with this, dark and moody kitchen colours really came to the fore in 2017, and are still gaining momentum in 2018. This is particularly so for navy blue kitchen tones.
Navy blue kitchen doors make a much softer substitute for black. They have a desirable calmness to them; but equally they work well with most other colour schemes. This makes them easy to work with and allows for designs that reflect personality.
Navy blue kitchen doors and metallics
At LWK Kitchens our design team and clients alike are excited by the navy blue kitchen door, ‘Velvet Blue.’ Available in gloss, matt, Shaker or Traditional kitchen finishes, our Velvet Blue range gives much scope for personalised kitchen design. It also creates the perfect foundation for off-setting on trend textures, features and contrasts. For example, you can easily create a luxurious statement by combining your navy blue kitchen doors with popular brass, copper and gold tones. Whether for taps, door handles or lighting, these metallic finishes stand out beautifully against the dark toned doors, whilst bringing an appreciable warmth to the kitchen.
Make a statement!
Why not introduce statement cup handles on the popular Shaker kitchen door? Or give a modern twist to the Velvet Blue traditional door with contemporary linear handles in the same colour tone; or by combining with modern appliances? And when it comes to worktops, the navy blue kitchen tone is perfect for offsetting a white worktop. This is especially true of worktops with a beautiful texture or vein running across their surface.
Two tone dark blue kitchen cabinets
If still unsure about introducing such a dark kitchen colour to your home, then consider a two-tone design. Incorporating a lighter tone alongside the navy blue kitchen doors will balance out the look.
Ideal for a kitchen island, bank of appliances, or open shelving, two tone designs are also great for highlighting a kitchen’s best features. Our navy blue kitchen colour ‘Velvet Blue’ makes a great accent colour, and as mentioned is compatible with most other colour schemes. This is especially true of light textured wood finishes which bring a relaxed and warm feel to the setting.
Statement open shelving is very on trend and works great with the navy blue kitchen tone. Firstly, it prevents the dark tone overwhelming a space. This is especially so if it’s a small or enclosed kitchen. Secondly, the inky tone will effectively underpin the shelving, highlighting its contents rather than competing with them. This might be metallic décor, glass ornaments or on-trend greenery adorning your shelves and brightening your kitchen.
Wall units with glass front doors are also a beautiful option for this finish. They break up the solidity of the colour hue, ideal for achieving a softer kitchen look.
Navy blue kitchen walls
Aside from kitchen cabinetry, navy blue is much-in demand for interior wall colours too, and particularly for kitchens and living rooms. It creates a striking accent wall feature which adds depth to the room, and looks beautiful contrasted with white or natural stone. Accent walls work for paint but can also boast tiles or wallpaper too. And whilst you might prefer to leave it clear to shine in its own right, an accent wall can also provide the perfect backdrop for showcasing art, photos or even fabric and textiles.
Blue splashbacks and tiles
Splashbacks are designed to be protective, durable and hygienic. Yet more than this, their characteristics come in all shape, sizes and materials, and can impact significantly on the look and feel of a kitchen.
For example, feature metro tiles are a favourite amongst our clients, and in the navy blue tone create a sense of elegant refinement. The combination of navy blue metro tiles and traditional Velvet Blue kitchen door completes a classic English Shaker look, with a modern aspect.
Thinking of a Navy Blue Kitchen?
For more information on our Velvet Blue kitchen range, or any of our other collections, please email or call 020 7536 9266. You can also book a free kitchen design appointment where one of our expert designers will work with you to interpret and translate your vision into a beautiful, functional design.