Navy blue kitchen cabinets are the perfect accent to bring character into your house and create contrast. If you’re tired of traditional white cabinets, navy is an amazing option to try something new!
With trends focusing on moody colors and neutral hues, navy cabinets are perfect since they easily blend with natural wood tones like white oak. And to create an even more luxurious look, you can add gold hardware to blue cabinets. This stunning contrast also brings warmth into your kitchen for a beautiful design.
We installed navy blue cabinets with gold hardware in our home bar and always get compliments from guests! While we bought our cabinets already painted, you can also upgrade your existing cabinetry if you’re on a budget. The two most popular navy cabinet colors are Benjamin Moore’s “Hale Navy” and Sherwin Williams’s “In The Navy,” but plenty of other shades are available. Just be sure to consider your room’s natural light since this can determine how light or dark your cabinets look.
You can also combine navy and white kitchen cabinets if you’re worried that an all-blue kitchen will be too dark. This is a great way to dip your foot into the moody color trend without fully jumping into the navy pool!
For inspiration, check out the gallery below of our favorite navy blue cabinet kitchens.
1. Navy Blue Kitchen Cabinets with Wood Beams
Navy blue kitchen cabinets in this stunning space are accented by brass hardware and wood beams spanning the ceiling. The wood countertop on the blue island matches the beams and introduces warmth into the room. White and black checkerboard floor tile adds a classic touch, while a navy shiplap accent wall adds farmhouse style.
2. Mixing Farmhouse Navy and Beige Cabinets
This farmhouse kitchen combines a navy cabinet under the white sink with taupe cabinets and countertops above. The neutral taupe paint color perfectly accents navy, while the decor behind the sink helps bring in an array of hues.
3. High-Gloss Navy Kitchen Cabinets
High-gloss navy paint in this narrow kitchen gives it a luxurious look that reflects the light from the nearby windows. While glossy cabinets can show more dirt and be difficult to clean, they also create a stunning visual effect. This space pairs the cabinetry with a white marble countertop and floral shades for a feminine look.
4. Navy Blue Cabinets with wood Countertops
Wood butcher block countertops are the perfect way to introduce warm neutral colors that balance dark navy cabinets. A whitewashed brick backsplash and white walls continue to brighten the space while small appliances fill the counter.
5. floor-to-Ceiling Cabinetry with Stone Tiles
The small white cabinets with glass inserts above the sink almost blend into the wall in this kitchen filled with navy cabinetry. We love how the cabinetry extends to the ceiling filling the room and providing plenty of storage. This is a great way to maximize your cabinet space for smaller spaces, although it can be more expensive since it typically requires custom cabinetry.
6. Painted Blue Cabinets in a French-Country Style
This kitchen design combines a rich brown wood island with navy cabinetry around the perimeter. Gold piping on the cabinets adds a french-country accent that is continued by the large La Cornue range. A paneled refrigerator is installed and painted to match the cabinets to keep the attention on the high-end stove.
7. Small Blue Kitchen with Gold Accents
This small L-shaped kitchen features navy blue cabinets with a rustic wood finish that adds texture to the design. Since this space is filled with natural light, it accentuates the wood grain in the cabinets creating this effect. This is why it’s essential to understand the amount of light in your kitchen when choosing a cabinet color. For kitchens with a lot of light, opt for a darker blue cabinet color that will appear brighter during the day.
8. Marble Countertops Kitchen With Navy Cabinets
This kitchen screams luxury with its marble countertops and backsplash contrasting the dark navy cabinets. Gold hardware stands out against dark paint and takes this design to the next level. We also love the match pendants that feature a gold lining on the inside, tieing together all the colors used in this space.
9. Navy Blue Kitchen Bar with a Marble Waterfall Island
This modern navy blue kitchen bar area features a busy marble waterfall island that is the focal point of the room. Adding painted cabinets like this space is a great way to accent light-colored countertops. A mirrored backsplash also helps this room appear larger and reflects the colors in this room.
10. Navy and White Cabinets with Gold Accents
This space combines navy and white kitchen cabinets for a bright look that doesn’t feel sterile. If you’re trying to break away from the all-white kitchen trend, mixing navy cabinets with a neutral color like grey or white is a great option. White subway tile with gray grout backsplash behind the stove features wood shelves that bring neutral tones into the design.
11. White Walls in a Navy Kitchen
The white walls in this navy kitchen help brighten the space and match the countertops. For neutral tones, this kitchen features chevron wood floors with plenty of knots to give the room a rustic touch.
12. Silver Hardware with Blue Cabinets
The high-gloss blue cabinets in this butler’s pantry exude an old-money charm that we love! Dark cherry floors add to the rich appearance of this space and are accented by the sliding ladder. Glass inserts in the upper cabinets display old china with gold accents that match the cabinet hardware. When styling glass cabinets, it’s important to incorporate bits of decor that tie into the room’s design.
13. Wood Shelves with Navy Blue Cabinetry
Adding wood shelves to the end of this full-height navy cabinet is a great way to add more storage space and bring in neutral tones. Wood shelves have had a moment in the last decade, and we don’t see any signs of them disappearing. Light wood will continue to be a mainstay in kitchens as it adds natural warmth that makes your space feel inviting. While open shelves often get a reputation for farmhouse-style kitchens, you can easily incorporate them into other styles.
14. Modern Navy Blue and White Cabinets
The kitchen uses clear acrylic chairs and white upper cabinets to balance the dark blue cabinets installed throughout the space. The stainless steel appliances also add an industrial touch to the room, accented by the grey LVP floors.
15. Light Navy Kitchen Cabinets with Gold Hardware
If you’re worried about your kitchen being too dark, try light navy cabinets that still bring in a pop of color. Combining the light blue cabinets with white subway tile backsplash and white countertops helps further brighten the design. Long rose-gold hardware offers a unique look and gives the cabinetry a high-end feel. Using longer hardware pulls is a great way to upgrade your design on the cheap! We used 10-inch pulls instead of the standard 6-inch size during our laundry room renovation, and it definitely made a difference!
16. Hale Navy Cabinets with Light Gold Accents
The Benjamin Moore hale navy kitchen cabinets look stunning in this space and are accented by gold pulls. If you don’t have a Benjamin Moore store nearby, you can find similar hues available from the other big paint companies. White countertops with grey veining complement the cabinets, while flowers are featured as decor on the island.
17. Navy Cabinet Coffee Nook with White Countertops
This coffee nook looks like it belongs in a high-end hotel thanks to the clean white tile backsplash and navy kitchen cabinets. Small knobs are installed on the cabinets, focusing your attention on the cabinetry. While long handles are a great way to create accents, you can also opt for smaller knobs that let your design stand on its own!
18. Floral Wallpaper with Pink Pendant Lights
This busy floral wallpaper kitchen proves that navy cabinets can work with any style! The large blue island features a gold faucet that adds to the luxurious feel of this french-country kitchen. For even more color, pink pendant lights hang over the island and match the nearby wood trim accent wall. This design does a great job of picking two main colors, blue and pink, and carrying them throughout the space. While other hues are featured around the room, these two primary accents are seen in every area.
19. White Oak Accents with Navy Shaker Cabinets
While white oak kitchen cabinets are having a moment, they’re also expensive! Instead, you can achieve a similar look with navy cabinets and white oak shelves. Glass doors on the navy upper cabinets in this kitchen highlight the neutral wood boxes inside, adding warm tones to this design. A white subway tile with black grout accent wall adds a farmhouse feel to the wet bar area without overpowering the design.
20. White Countertops and Backsplash
Bright white walls with no upper cabinets brighten this kitchen’s dark navy cabinets and island. A skylight adds natural light that illuminates the space and highlights the contrast between the walls and cabinets. Chevron floors add a modern design element balanced by a nearby brick accent wall. Mixing textures across areas is a great way to add character to your home.
21. Black Hardware in a Small Navy Cabinet Kitchen
Wood countertops in this small blue kitchen help brighten the space and ensure the dark cabinets don’t overwhelm the design. Using black hardware on the cabinets makes the handles blend in, focusing your attention on the cabinets and counters.
22. Navy Blue Cabinets with Butcher Block Countertops
The navy blue kitchen cabinets with butcher block countertops in this space create a stunning contrast that complements the hardwood floors. Square tile backsplash and plenty of decor on the counter add to the farmhouse feel of this space.
Are Navy Kitchen Cabinets Too Trendy?
No, while navy cabinets have become trendier in the last few years, blue is a classic hue that will continue to be popular for the foreseeable future. One reason blue cabinets work so well is their ability to complement any color. Whether you’re combining your navy cabinets with white, grey, or other neutrals, their dark color helps them look great together.
What countertops look best with Navy Cabinets?
White quartz and marble countertops contrast the dark color of navy cabinets and look fantastic. However, stone countertops can be expensive, especially for larger spaces. For a more affordable option, use wood butcher block countertops that offer warm tones and match gold fixtures.
What color Hardware Works with Navy Blue Cabinetry?
Gold hardware provides a luxurious contrast to the dark hues of navy blue cabinetry. This has also become popular in modern kitchen design trends since gold hardware looks great with natural wood accents.