Our 8 Favorite Blue Cabinet Colors!

Is Blue The New Grey?

Longtime favorites for bedrooms & living spaces blue hues are really becoming the starring roles in kitchens! From baby blue to navy blue kitchen cabinets— stained, painted, glazed, lacquered, and antiqued finishes—re-energize your kitchen style from cozy cottage to sleekly modern. And with the right hardware, you’ve got yourself a kitchen that will make you happy for years to come!

Blue is a versatile color that comes in a huge variety of cabinet coloring options. But, when choosing a blue kitchen cabinet finish, it’s important to consider what types of surfaces and accent hues will best complement your choice and design preferences.

Here are a few ideas (and links to great articles) showcasing our favorite blue kitchen cabinets. We have compiled just a sampling in varying shades of blue however, there are SO many choices so do your research and find your favorite!

Benjamin Moore Mozart Blue

Benjamin Moore Mozart Blue Photo: Home Bunch


Behr Blueprint Photo: Behr

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy Photo: HGTV


Powder blue, robins-egg, or grayish blue hues. Photo: Nimvo

Wellborn Colorinspire Photo: Amy Nusinger

Wellborn Colorinspire Cabinets Photo: Wellborn Amy Nusinger

Wellborn Colorinspire

Wellborn Colorinspire Blue Cabinets Photo: Wellborn

Benjamin Moore Wolf Grey

Benjamin Moore Wolf Grey Photo: Emily Henderson

Baby Blue Cabinets The Spruce

Baby Blue Cabinet ideas by The Spruce!

It looks like blues are going to be around for a while so if blue is your thing you can be fairly assured that its not going out of style anytime soon!

And don’t forget your hardware. Finding the perfect hardware is like putting the “icing on a cake”! Whatever you do, Take your time choosing the right color & hardware that best fits your personal style.

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6 Amazing Stain Colors For Your Kitchen Cabinets!

When it comes to kitchen cabinets — beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder! Painted cabinets have long been the norm & are still preferred by many homeowners. Most of us have never given much thought to stained cabinets and keeping it real! Meaning simply allowing the beauty of the wood, with all of its natural character, to shine thru.

This year we are seeing an emerging trend of uniquely stained kitchen cabinets. Companies like Wellborn or Waypoint have recently introduced their own personal lines of stain cabinets. Each with very unique undertones. This is a great option for homeowners who want to be able to see the grain and texture of the beautiful wood.

If your budget is tight, you might consider unfinished cabinets. You could stain them yourself or even refinish existing wood cabinetry. But if you have any doubts about your stripping and staining skills, it’s definitely worth hiring a professional. Things could go from good to bad quickly if you’re not prepared!

Here are 6 favorite kitchens with stained cabinetry. It’s amazing, depending on the wood and stain, how each collection is uniquely different.

Wellborn Drift

Wellborn Drift is a new stained cabinet in their extensive line of more than 30,000 finishes.

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Waypoint Textured Stains

Waypoint offers three uniquely different stains this year that work well with a variety of finishes.

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Builders Surplus

Builders Surplus has added 2 stained cabinetry lines this year. Ginger Creek Cinder Shaker & In-stock Maple Stone Shaker.

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Hopefully, you have fallen in love with these beautiful stained cabinets as much as we have!

We would love for you to come in and explore all of these new cabinet lines.

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets: Get The Look

How To Make Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets Work For You!

The two toned kitchen cabinet trend is here, and I for one am thrilled to see it! With all of the incredible kitchen cabinet options available these days, it's such a shame to feel like you have to pick just one! But if you're thinking about using this design option in your home, you may be wondering what your options are and how to do it. Today, I'm going to go over all of them with you!

two toned kitchen cabinets in brown and white

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Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets - Uppers and Lowers

The first way to utilize two toned kitchen cabinets is to do your lowers in one color, and your upper cabinets in another color. Typically you will always want to do the darker color on the bottom. That's because darker colors make spaces look smaller, so to make our kitchen feel as open and airy as possible, keep the lighter color up top. I love the way they've used black and white with the brushed gold hardware in this example below using Waypoint Cabinets! (Click here to see our awesome Waypoint Promotions this month!)

Those with small kitchens that want a darker color but don't want to make their space seem smaller are great candidates for this option. You get the best of both worlds!

Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets on the bottom

Mixing Materials

Two toned kitchen cabinets are not all about paint. You can mix materials or finishes instead of colors. The kitchen below uses a darker wood stain on the bottom with a totally different wood species and stain on the top! Different wood species can have very different looks, so try this out to see if it will work best for you! You can also try mixing MDF, Thermofoil, Or Laminate Cabinets with Wood for a similar pairing. 

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Island Front and Center

This is a really popular way to use the two toned kitchen cabinet look. Add your bold color or material on the island! That way the main kitchen area looks very cohesive and the island looks like it was made to stand out. I love the unique baby blue on the island below! It works really well with the more traditional antique white cabinets and stacked stone around the fireplace. This creates a really eclectic space from what could have been very standard.

two-toned-blue kitchen cabinets

A Focal Wall

The next way to add two toned cabinets into your space is to create a focal wall that features your accent cabinet color. That wall can be any space in your kitchen that you'd like to draw attention to. I love how they've added the floating shelves in the same Cherry Autumn Color as the Waypoint Cabinets! This is a very fresh, modern look.

two toned kitchen cabinets focal wall

Should You Try Two Toned Kitchen Cabinets?

Now you have seen all the best ways to use two toned kitchen cabinets in your home (click here to see more). I personally think they add real personality in any kitchen! So the next time you remodel your kitchen or build a home, decide which two toned cabinet idea works best for your style and kitchen, and just GO FOR IT! Click below to schedule your FREE Kitchen Design Appointment!

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Builders Surplus is a full service renovation company with locations in Louisville, Kentucky, and Newport, Kentucky, which also serves Cincinnati, Ohio. We are the leading provider of Bathroom Remodeling, Bathroom Cabinets, Vanity tops and backsplash tile in Louisville, Newport, and Cincinnati. We specialize in interior design, kitchen design, bathroom remodel, building materials, and home improvement. Interior Design and measurements come as a free service to our clients. We sell building materials ranging in every price point, from unfinished kitchen cabinets to top of the line Wellborn cabinets. In addition to interior design, we also offer installation services. If you have any questions or would like to set up a free design consultation with one of our interior designers, we would encourage you to do so. We love sharing our knowledge with clients & potential home renovators. We write about interior design, home decor, decorating ideas, and home improvement. We hope you’ll check back in for our next article! Happy Renovation!