8 Blue Paint Colors to Consider for a Kitchen Island
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Tip: When it comes to paint colors, what you see on a computer monitor or other screen is not necessarily what you get in reality. Before committing to a paint color, have your painter or kitchen designer create large sample swatches that you can evaluate during different times of the day to make sure the hue is right for you.
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Tip: Just because a color looks fantastic in a kitchen featured on Houzz does not mean it’s necessarily going to work in your own kitchen. A color consultant, decorator or designer can work with you to make sure a specific island color you might be eyeing would work well in your own kitchen.
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Tip: 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.
Tip: An eye-catching blue like this on your island is going to draw the eye right into it. Make sure your counter or bar stools are worthy of being part of the focal point of your kitchen.
Tip: Paint colors that are a blend of two different hues — purple and blue in this case — are going to look very different depending on the time of day and quality of light. You definitely want to have large sample swatches painted up so you and your design professional can make sure the hue never veers too purple or blue for you.
Tip: If you have kids or 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 your countertop overhang is not very deep.
The designer of the kitchen above had the island clad in Van Deusen Blue from Benjamin Moore.
Tip: If you have rich wood elements in your kitchen that you want to stand out, blue is the perfect accent color to include in the mix. This is because blue is the complementary color of orange and brown wood tones. They each make the other appear more vibrant.
Tip: Paint colors tend to look lighter and brighter when painted up in large expanses versus what you see on a small test swatch. If you are having a hard time picking a particular blue hue from a range of similar options, go for the one that is lower in chroma (colorfulness) and darker in value (lightness versus darkness).