Proving a deeper shade of blue is a stylish option for modern kitchens, navy elegantly balances an of-the-moment feel with everlasting appeal and we’ve curated some of the most luxurious navy kitchens to inspire your own design in 2023.
Why choose a navy kitchen?
We understand that committing to a kitchen colour requires thought, after all, this space is one of the most frequented in the home and choosing a colour that you not only love, but that will have longevity too is important.
It’s no wonder navy has made a name for itself as one of the most desired kitchen colours for 21st-century living - known for having a calming influence, (think of the feeling you get when you look up at the sky or out to the ocean) the beauty of blue is it presents a tranquil feel and this extends to darker blues like navy too. And that’s not all…
- This deep shade of blue is a true classic - whether you’re seeking full navy cabinetry or opting for a statement island, this sophisticated colour won’t date.
As a high-traffic space, navy promises a little more practicality in the kitchen than lighter colours, with a darker hue less likely to highlight marks.
- Navy creates an effortless base for a variety of aesthetics meaning that when you’re choosing other elements of your kitchen design, you won’t be limited to a specific style or colour to complement this beautiful blue.
Chosing the right colour navy blue kitchen
Once you have your heart set on a navy kitchen, the next step is sourcing the perfect navy blue to achieve your desired look.
Two-tone navy kitchen ideas
If you're gravitating towards a navy kitchen and yet find yourself wondering what colour goes with navy blue kitchen cabinets, look no further than the two-tone kitchen trend. From a sleek navy and white kitchen to the allure of a navy and gold kitchen, navy blue lends itself beautifully to a two-tone scheme.
It’s a common misconception that a two-tone interior scheme is when two colours are paired together, however, the beauty of this trend is that it can mean pairing a colour with a different material for that coveted high-contrast aesthetic.
When it comes to creating your dream navy kitchen, Rich McGarry, Design Director of The Wood Works shares, ‘Try to pick up accents in other areas of the room. If you have a beige hue in your flooring for example, you can tie this back to the kitchen design by having a secondary colour like navy. A secondary colour on the island is also a strong look as it can almost seem like a free-standing piece of furniture in its own right.’
Discover some of our favourite two-tone navy kitchen colour schemes:
Navy and white kitchens
A softer alternative to black and white, draw inspiration for a luxurious two-tone kitchen from Woodale Designs. Decadent navy and crisp white present a timeless look that suits townhouses and countryside properties alike. Choose to make a feature wall of navy cabinetry and for larger spaces, mirror the colour on an island to distribute the colour through the space. White walls ensure the space remains fresh and airy.
Navy and gold kitchens
Belonging to content creator Victoria Magrath, this striking navy blue and brass kitchen is the epitome of laidback luxury style. The striking navy blue colour beautifully contrasts a lighter floor and crisp worktops. Finished with golden modern textured hardware from our Sparkbrook collection gives the cupboards and drawers a statement look.
Navy and grey kitchens
Features our Leebank collection in our polished brass unlacquered finish.
This contemporary navy and grey kitchen by Studio Four Interiors has a cosmopolitan city feel. Painted cabinets in Benjamin Moore Polo Blue are teamed with moody marble and flawless stainless steel to achieve a standout navy and grey kitchen. Styled with golden details adds a luxurious finish to the open-plan space and brings a touch of warmth to the design.
Navy and wood kitchens
Features our Leebank collection in our satin antique satin lacquered finish.
Reinvent a navy kitchen by choosing mixed materials like Richard Burke Design. A rich veneered walnut island, antique mirrored doors and ridged brass hardware set off the sophisticated design beautifully.
Navy kitchen cabinets
Be inspired to go for navy kitchen cabinets with this sleek and sophisticated design by Michael Farrell. The perfect setting to entertain, navy joinery provides the perfect frame for the unique island, whilst a mixed-material top brings flair to the dark tone and marries the different materials used elsewhere in the kitchen.
Features our Sparkbrook collection in our satin antique satin lacquered finish.
For a distinct and modern statement, opt for floor-to-ceiling navy and interrupt the cabinetry with panelling for a feeling of heritage charm. To give the rich colour room to breathe and keep the space feeling light, break up the shade with crisp white marble and warm oak wood. Display cabinets are an excellent way to achieve contrast in your design by choosing a different colour or material to dress the interior.
Navy kitchens 2023
Whether you opt for a nod to navy in the kitchen with a contrasting island or transform your kitchen with navy kitchen cabinets, we’re confident navy kitchens will have staying power in 2023 and beyond.
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