Want a Navy Blue Kitchen? You're Not Alone — Here Are the Best Paint Colors

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Gone are the days of bland, basic kitchens with no personalities. In today's world, we say the more color in a kitchen, the better, especially when it's a carefully-chosen hue that really pops.

We for one are definitely partial to blue kitchens. But navy blue, in particular, has this amazing quality to it, in that even though it's a dark shade it's still considered a neutral, and it brings loads of depth and character wherever it goes. If you currently have an all-white or beige cook space, never fear. There's one easy-peasy way to bring this all-time favorite hue into your culinary headquarters — paint.

There are a lot of different shades of blue paint out there — and we mean a lot. So, we've done the work for you by hunting down some of the prettiest navy blue makeovers to answer the burning question that's on all of our minds: What paint color did they use?

We know ... the suspense is killing you, so scroll on for the best navy blue kitchen paint colors on the market.

1. Benjamin Moore Midnight Blue

Although any metal finish would work well with navy blue, we love the black finish Shea from Studio McGee went with in this spacious cook space. Paired with warm wood throughout and brown leather counter stools, the look feels a tad industrial without losing an ounce of farmhouse charm.

2. Sherwin-Williams Naval

When Garrett and Cathy of The Grit and Polish chose this vibrant shade of navy blue for their lower cabinets, they were very wise. It's a kitchen color idea that will withstand trends and looks perfect when paired with white upper cabinets, creating visuals that are both airy and classic.

3. Farrow & Ball Ultra Marine Blue

Even though it can certainly go in a traditional direction, a navy blue kitchen can also be injected with a bit of glam, too. When paired with gold hardware and a gleaming marble countertop, this color selection can really shine in the spotlight, as proven by the team at Anne Rae Design.

4. Benjamin Moore Blue Note

If you're wary of a dark color in your kitchen, it's OK — you can opt to use a small dose of navy blue if that's what you prefer. For instance, in this culinary space, Shea of Studio McGee chose to incorporate the rich shade only on the island, which is just enough to stand out and make an impact.

5. Behr Secret Society

Or, maybe you'd like to go all in when it comes to your navy blue kitchen. In this case, we recommend navy blue cabinets with a matching island. The team over at Kirby Kelly Studio nailed the trend in this sophisticated cook space.

6. Sherwin-Williams Cyberspace

Navy blue also plays well with vintage-inspired elements, since it's such a tried-and-true color. In your culinary space, add in some throwback flair with a vintage rug, a midcentury light fixture, and subway tile backsplash, something Brittany of Brittany Makes did impeccably well in her kitchen.

7. Farrow & Ball Railings

A navy blue kitchen always manages to look chic and sophisticated, which is further reinforced when the shade is paired with a striking marble countertop, backsplash, and shelf. Athena Calderone of Eyeswoon took the look to the next level by adding brass fixtures and carefully selected pieces of decor to round out her luxe cook space. Swoon!

8. Diamond at Lowe's in Maritime

We wholeheartedly believe that color can set the mood in a space, and a navy blue kitchen is no exception. If you go with a darker shade, you'll instantly create drama and intrigue. The rich hue that Sarah of Room for Tuesday picked for her navy blue kitchen is flawless. Paired with herringbone wood flooring, the finished result is beyond cool.


Shelby Deering is a lifestyle writer who contributes to national magazines and websites, including Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Well+Good, and more. When she's not writing, you'll find her shopping flea markets, hiking, and going for walks with her corgi.

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