According to Houzz.com, blue is back – Big Time. And, while the focus of their article on interior design trends happens to be on kitchen islands, the images that follow display a stunning array of shades for use in virtually any room in the home.Soft gray-blue: Here’s another light blue option, this one cooler and with a bit more gray in it. Blues transform into neutrals as more gray is added to the formula. A neutral blue-clad island is perfect for those who want only a soft splash of color, or for those who have bold elements in the kitchen that they wish to take center stage.
Vibrant tropical blue: Arguably we are also drawn to blues because we associate them with vividly blue bodies of water. This is definitely an intense blue, but because it’s used in a relatively restrained way, for the kitchen island only, it doesn’t overwhelm the room.Feel free to pair a bright color such as this with white or light, cool neutrals and make sure the kitchen has good lighting so the island sparkles.Bold cobalt blue: If you love the idea of a dramatic blue for your kitchen island but prefer more of a peek of color, take inspiration from this gorgeous kitchen. The waterfall-edge countertop leaves just the front and backside of the island available for hosting an accent color.An eye-catching blue like this on your client’s kitchen island is going to draw the eye right into it. Make sure the countertop or bar stools are worthy of being part of the focal point of their kitchen.Dark steel blue: For those looking for a more neutral option, check out this dark grayish-blue color. This color really grounds the island, making it a solid, substantial statement piece in the kitchen. It’s also a nice foil to the warm wood elements in the room.If your client has kids, or they entertain at the island often, a medium-to-dark neutral color like this one is perfect for camouflaging the inevitable scuff marks that will appear at the seating side of the island, especially if the countertop overhang is not very deep.Navy blue: Navy hues are having a moment in kitchen design, but I’ve been a huge fan of this color for a while because of the drama and elegance it imparts. Black is also popping up on islands, but in some spaces, it can feel too dark, heavy and harsh.Navy plays nicely with white, grays and wood tones but has a bit more life to it than pure black.Where would you, and where have you, chosen to use such stunning shades of blue in your client’s homes? Go ahead, share your own tips and design trends in the comment section below.Looking for more new design trends, marketing tips, and ideas? Get in touch with TD Fall today