Palm-frond wallpaper in a graphic cerulean-and-white combo brings a bold punch to this island kitchen. Rich mahogany countertops and a cheeky-pair of ebony elephants ground the bold look and keep the space from feeling top heavy.
Cheery aqua reigns in this beach house kitchen where numerous details—the range, the fridge, the backsplash, the pendant lights, even the dishware—pack a double-dose of 1950s style and the vibrant shade.
This luxe beachside kitchen takes a cue from its surroundings with an inky glass-tile backsplash that resembles the sparkling shoreline. Blue stools and cobalt-hued bar accessories add to the on-the-water look.
This clean-lined white kitchen has some serious personality thanks to glossy turquoise tile. The counter-to-ceiling treatment takes the look from backsplash to splashy and creates a show-stopping focal point in the open floor plan home.
8 of 11Photo: Tria Giovan; Stylist: Heather Chadduck
A wall of steely blue cabinetry paired with white pendant lights and subway tile (accented by grout the same blue-gray shade as the cabinets) ensures this small-but-handsome kitchen is anything but a blank slate.
Two country favorites—painted floors and checked wallpaper—come together to create an all-American kitchen complete with a butcher-block island and hanging copper cookware. Whimsical coastal motifs stenciled on the floor ensures the room is more nautical than pastoral.
10 of 11Photo: Annie Schlechter; Stylist: Karin Lidbeck
Think dark colors and small spaces are incompatible? Think again! This itty-bitty kitchen (that also doubles as a laundry room) shows that going all in with a single moody blue can draw the eye in and create much-needed cohesion.
11 of 11Photo: Michael J. Lee; Designer: Katie Rosenfeld
This kitchen reminds that don’t have to make a big commitment to create a stunning blue kitchen. Here, various accent pieces—those ladder back chairs! that beaded chandelier! the breezy valences!—come together to create a true-blue cooks space that will be easy to transition should you tire of the hue. (Though chances are you never will!)