In recent years the colour blue has progressed from a shade that was once considered too cold to be used inside the home, to one of the most popular choices for hand-painted kitchen designs.

Rencraft explored why in the June 2019 Kitchen & Bathroom supplement of Surrey Homes magazine. Here’s what we found out…

Blue is so much more than a sample on a paint chart. It’s a versatile and emotional colour, with the precise shade you choose having a huge impact on the overall feel of your home.

Pale, pastel shades, like the ones featured above, often conjure up feelings of calm and serenity. Worth considering as an antidote to the hustle and bustle of the kitchen, usually the busiest room in the house.

In the corporate world blue has a different role, with deeper shades such as royal blue or navy being aligned with productivity, loyalty and financial security. Often picked for company logos these shades can work equally well to reinforce the hard-working nature of the kitchen too.

Take a walk on a sunny day and blue evolves once more. Clear blue skies can’t help to put a smile on your face, while the phrase ‘turquoise blue waters’ is found in many holiday brochures designed to provoke a sense of carefree happiness.

From a spiritual point of view blue is also an excellent choice for promoting health and well-being, while those who practice the art of Feng Shui consider blue to have a positive, healing energy. Surely a welcome addition to any home?

Is it any wonder, then, that blue kitchens are enjoying such a rise in popularity? The colour pairs well with off-whites and greys, it complements natural woods such as oak, and it also works with metallic accessories like brass. There really is no end to its qualities and so, it seems, blue may well be the colour after all.