Since the beginning of the 20th Century, kitchen design has embraced various colors. Through the years, we can see multiple popular colors in cabinetry, decor, and appliances. In the 1930s and 1940s, kitchens were often decorated with bold colors like black, green, and red. In the 1950s, cabinets were painted in softer pink, yellow, and blue hues. Matching appliances were also used. During this period, cabinets were often made of steel rather than wood.
Kitchen design celebrates a colorful past, present, and future.
Wood cabinetry, wood trim, and rustic textures were popular in the 1960s. This was a time when suburbia had mainly become established. Remember those I Love Lucy episodes where Lucy and Ricky lived in the Connecticut countryside? Back then, there were knotty-pine kitchens with exposed brick and stone and cherry-red accents in gingham.
Some trends will never return, but others are ready to be revived with a new twist. Kitchen Magic’s kitchen design experts continue to see the resurgence of classic traditional blues. This includes colonial blue, which is no longer a one-off choice but a staple for kitchen remodeling.
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New Blue Tradition
This kitchen remodel features Statesman doors in Colonial Blue offset by gleaming, bright countertops. Accents of lilac are also featured in the backsplash. The children chose the multi-colored chairs. The designer used Kitchen Magic’s signature refacing to bring new life to a monochromatic wooden kitchen. Wooden bar stools are a great way to complement the blue cabinets in a farmhouse theme.
The homeowners of this historic Philadelphia brownstone wanted to give it a new look. Colonial Blue was chosen for the lower cabinetry, and Satin White for the upper cabinets. Weybourne counters and a glass backsplash further enhance the visual effect of the space.
Blue was a must for this hybrid kitchen, as it is the owner’s favorite color. A custom-made kitchen island replaced the peninsula, while the existing cabinets were refaced with Satin White Shaker doors. Colonial Blue gives the island a classic and statement-worthy appearance.
Blue Jeans Kitchen Design
Blue is a color that goes with almost any design style. Consider adding a splash of blue to your kitchen if it’s dull. This color is gaining in popularity. Color can bring new life to your kitchen remodel. From rich navy to light gray shades, there are many options.