Navy blue kitchen cabinets are a current and chic trend in the world of kitchen cabinetry painting.
Despite being a current trend, navy blue is a classic colour choice that will always stand the test of time. It’s rich yet not overstated and not too heavy. Some designers are even saying that navy blue is the new black.
Choosing The Right Navy Blue For Your Kitchen
When choosing to repaint your kitchen cabinets, first you need to decide exactly what items in your kitchen need to be repainted.
Will just the kitchen island be painted, creating a focal point? Or will you go with the popular tuxedo look, painting just the bottom cabinets, and a lighter colour (like white, another trendy colour for painting your kitchen cabinetry) for upper cupboards? Or will all components of your kitchen be painted navy, breaking it up with different elements in your backsplash and countertops?
We recommend drawing your inspiration from photos and things you love, whether it’s a sapphire ring, a navy blue suit or a throw pillow you found while shopping at Homesense. Use this as starting point.
Your choice of undertone is imperative in choosing the right navy blue for your kitchen cabinets.
Some navy blue’s are more subtle with grey undertones like Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore. Meanwhile others are lighter yet richer, taking on a slightly brighter royal blue tone like Old Navy by Benjamin Moore. Polo Blue by Benjamin Moore is another favourite.
When we paint any kitchen cabinetry, we place your colours of choice onto larger boards so you can see the more subtle tones and how the light will reflect the colour during different times of the day.
Creating The Navy Blue Kitchen Look
Whether you’re getting new countertops, backsplash, flooring, or working with what you currently have, there are many options to create a repainted kitchen that is beautiful.
For example, a butcher block top for an island with a navy blue is warm and rich, while a waterfall quartz stone with white and gray hues over your lower cabinets can create a beautiful and luxurious space.
Likewise, a backsplash with a Herringbone pattern or a Moroccan style can break up the navy blue and create added interest. The possibilities are endless!
Additionally, hardware in your kitchen can range from sleek chrome Cup Pulls and understated knobs, or a long champagne gold bar for extended uppers and pot drawers. Brush Nickel and Stainless Steel are also great options to pair with your navy blue kitchen.
It’s absolutely acceptable to mix your metals as well, so you don’t have to have a faucet that matches your light fixture or other hardwares.
Another favourite tip for kitchen hardware that allows your kitchen cabinetry to be the show stopper, is black hardware. Flat, matte, black kitchen hardware blends beautifully with repainted navy blue kitchen cabinets.
Repainting Your Kitchen Cabinetry
My best advice has always been, and always will be, forget what the designer says.
Forget what the magazines are showing you and choose a colour that you love.
You can have the kitchen you’ve always dreamed of, even on a budget, by repainting your kitchen cabinets.
For questions or to receive a quote for painting your kitchen, don’t hesitate to contact me!