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Ideas for a Blue Country Kitchen

Posted on: January 25, 2011

Open any home decorating magazine and you’re bound to see glossy photos of a country kitchen decorated in a blue color scheme. There are some simple and cost-effective ways to achieve this look in your home. With a little elbow grease, a creative mind and some frugal shopping, you can create your very own blue country kitchen.

Wall Treatments

The obvious option is paint the walls a cornflower blue but there are other possibilities. Gingham-like wallpaper could add just the right touch just a French provincial pattern blue on white paper could. Eggshell or pale yellow walls could give needed contrast if you choose to use blue in other ways.


If you prefer an older look, try crackle paint to give cabinets an aged look. For a fresher look, paint the cabinets white or blue, whichever is in contrast to the color used on the walls. Perhaps a combination of white frames with blue doors, accented by appliqués or china teapots or some other pattern suits your tastes. Another choice might be white or pale yellow cabinets accented with pull handles and drawer pulls.


Plate racks, a plate rail or a series of white ribbons can all display blue and white china plates and cups found in second-hand stores to add a country touch. Café-style curtains in gingham or white eyelet materials can ad country interest to windows. Canisters and country crocks stored on top of counters can hold essentials and utensils while adding to the country charm of your kitchen.

Tablecloths, napkins, potholders and dish towels can be another way to add the color blue to your kitchen. Blue stoneware or dishes displayed in open cabinets or arranged in place settings on the table put a finished look to the room.


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