Since the beginning of the 20th century, kitchen design has been characterized by various colors. You can see the many hues that have been popular over the years in kitchen design, decor, and appliances. In the 1930s and 1940s, kitchens featured bold and expressive uses of color such as red, green, and black. The ’50s saw a shift to lighter colors like blue, pink, and yellow. This included candy-colored cabinets that were accented by matching appliances. Cabinets were also more likely to be made of steel than wood during this period.
Kitchen Design celebrates a colorful past, present, and future.
Fast forward to the 1960s when wood cabinets, wood trim, and rustic textures reflected the suburban migration. Do you remember the I Love Lucy episodes where Ricky and Lucy moved to the Connecticut countryside? It was a time of exposed brick, stone, and knotty pine kitchens.
The ’80s and the ’90s were when dark walnut, piney wood grain cabinets featured dark hammered knobs and pull. Some trends will never return, but others can be rediscovered with fresh ideas. Kitchen Magic continues to see traditional blues revival, such as colonial, according to their kitchen design experts. This is a new trend that will be a staple in kitchen remodeling.
Below are some of our favorite remodeling projects that used blue. You can also view more kitchen remodeling projects in our Inspiration Gallery.
A New Blue Tradition
This kitchen remodels Statesman doors in Colonial Blue, offset with bright countertops. This kitchen remodels features accents in lilac on the backsplash and multi-colored seats chosen by the children. The designer used Kitchen Magic’s signature refacing to give life to a monochromatic wooden kitchen. Blue cabinets and classic wood barstools are a great complement to a farmhouse theme.
The homeowners wanted a new look for the bicentennial. They gave this historic Philadelphia brownstone a lift. Satin White was used to refacing the upper cabinets. Colonial Blue was chosen for the lower cabinets. The space is visually expanded by adding Weybourne countertops and a glass backsplash.
Blue was the perfect choice for this hybrid kitchen, as it is the homeowner’s favorite color. To replace the peninsula, a custom-made kitchen island was designed. Existing cabinets were refaced with Satin White Shaker-style doorways. Colonial Blue gives the island a timeless, bold look.
Kitchen Design: Blue is the Jeans
Like your favorite pair of blue jeans, blue can be used in almost any design. You don’t have to feel drab in your kitchen if you want it to look great. Color can bring new life to your kitchen remodeling projects, from light and grey blues to deep, dark navy shades.