Pale blue kitchen ideas for a stylish and calming space

Right when you thought it might be over for bold blue units, here comes the reign of pale blue kitchen designs. From oozing a sense of tranquillity to promoting a state of calmness and relaxation, pale blue has always been a go-to shade for bedrooms and bathrooms, so why not go all-out on this soft shade in our kitchens, too? 

With Dulux’s Colour of the Year 2022 Bright Skies, an airy and bright blue, being announced, everywhere you look you might spot appliances in this calming shade, along with bar stools, lighting, worktops and splashbacks, plus décor. But how about reviving your kitchen with pale blue units instead?  

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You can create a minimalist Scandinavian-inspired scheme complete with handleless units using this pared-back tone of blue, a modern rustic Shaker-style kitchen with exposed wooden beams and raw textures or even a classic-contemporary look with luxurious materials and statement lighting. 

So, take a look at these pale blue kitchens and get inspired… 

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This Callerton kitchen by Kitchens International, from £15,000, includes a variety of blue shades for a bold and stylish look. With plenty of worktop space and the latest appliances and technology, this multi-functional design is perfect for any family.
pale blue kitchen
Create a timeless yet modern look with help from the sleek pale blue Refined kitchen units, from £30,000, Life Kitchens. Pair it with white metro tiles, matt black accents and marble-inspired surfaces for a glamorous touch.
pale blue kitchen
Who said small kitchens can’t be stylish too? The stand-out Antique worktop, from £970 per sq m, Lundhs takes this pale blue glossy kitchen to the next level.
pale blue kitchen
You can never go wrong with a classic Shaker-style door painted in a pale Slate blue shade. This large and functional kitchen by McCarron & Co includes a breakfast area, which can be easily turned into a home office or homework spot, plenty of the latest tech and storage space. Photography: Nick Smith
There’s something about pale blue shades and silver accents – the Hartford collection in Iris, from £20,000, Tom Howley features a statement range cooker and a mirrored splashback to brighten up the space even more.
Love blue tones but don’t want to commit? Then, add a pop of colour through your kitchen island. For example, the kitchen units in this design by Christopher Peters are painted in Farrow & Ball‘s Purbeck Stone and the walls in Ammonite to create a pared-back scheme and not take away from the statement island.
Mix and match neutral tones with pale blue shades to add warmth and interest to your scheme. Pair your units with the Soft Concrete surface, from £400 per sq m, CRL Quartz, which is versatile and durable, perfect if you love cooking and baking, especially this time of the year.
Scandi-style kitchen
This handleless blue kitchen design with Scandinavian influences allows you to declutter your worktops and hide all your small appliances away. Lastra collection from LochAnna Kitchens available from £3,700.
pale blue kitchen
Create a relaxing kitchen design with these Shaker units painted in soft Bubblegum and Pina Colada Ermine, from Wren Kitchens. Go for an intricate splashback and statement pendant lighting to spice it up.
Pale blue kitchen
The beautiful Shaker-style kitchen cabinetry by Sola Kitchens is painted in Farrow & Ball’s Oval Room, and complemented by brass accents and natural stone textures. Photography: Lind & Cumings Design Photography
If you want to go for a pale blue kitchen with a twist, here’s an idea – choose neutral units and go all-out on paint for your worktops and wall paint instead, for a unique look. The new elegant Silestone by Cosentino Sunlit Days in Cala Blue surface, from £450 per sq m, can help you achieve your dream look, from traditional to contemporary.
Recreate that modern rustic aesthetic in your home with raw wooden finishes, metallic pendants and pale blue units. A bespoke design by The Main Company starts from £25,000.
Get that holiday feeling at home all year-round with the Essentials Ocean Wave splashback, from £109 per panel, from AluSplash. For a cocooning effect, match your cabinetry to the same blue tone, too.
This hand-painted in-frame Shaker cabinetry is complimented with stand-out quartz worktops, brass fixtures and fitting, and a classic range cooker. Drew Forsyth kitchens start at £30,000 for a complete kitchen. Photography: Paul Craig
Pair the Princeton kitchen range in Providence Blue, from £5,131, Symphony with flooring in a light shade, crisp white wall paint and luxurious worktops, plus minimalist touches of matt black though lighting and handles.
A touch of blue is all you need to give your cabinetry a fresh look – get inspired by the handleless Nordica blue kitchen, from £2,455 for an eight-unit design, from Benchmarx.
Why stick to one shade of blue? Mix and match your favourite colours for a bold look, like in the English Revival design in Dainty and Priory Blue, from £25,000, Mereway.

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