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The Style Edit: A Guide To Navy Shaker Kitchens

Jun 2023

From classic to contemporary, the shaker-style kitchen is one of the few designs that truly stands the test of time.

With its versatile, simple and timeless look, it's no surprise that this style has been so popular for so long. Not only does it look good, it's also functional and practical, making it a great choice for any home.

In this style-focus blog, we want to explore how the timeless Shaker Kitchen concept is taken to new depths with a navy palette to add a boost of deep and thoughtful colour to its stunning features. Transform your home with the grandeur of a modern navy shaker kitchen.

Here's a guide to help you design and style a navy shaker kitchen, and tell you all about how they’ve become such an iconic selection over the years..


What is a navy shaker kitchen and what features does it have?

Cabinetry and Hardware

 The foundation of a navy shaker kitchen is the iconic cabinetry that gives a vintage look but can be blended with modern details such as gold painted handles. Shaker-style cabinets with clean lines and recessed panel doors are the ultimate style sensation for your kitchen renovation project. The navy colour adds depth and character to the space whilst also keeping a cool and tranquil vibe that sets the overall mood for the central room of your home.

We offer shaker kitchens with a matte or satin finish for a more modern look, or you can select a glossy finish if you prefer a traditional touch. Hardware complements the navy cabinetry. Brushed nickel, chrome, or brass knobs and handles work well to add contrast and a touch of rustic elegance and authenticity. Consider coordinating the hardware finish with other elements in the kitchen, such as faucets and lighting fixtures to really pull the whole kitchen concept together.

Countertops and backsplash

When it comes to countertops, you have various options to consider. Lighter countertops, such as white or cream-coloured quartz or marble, create a striking contrast against the navy cabinets. Darker countertops, like black granite or soapstone, can add depth and create a more dramatic effect for your space.

The backsplash is a vital element to provide dimension and visual interest to your whole kitchen.White subway tiles provide a classic look that’s Vogue-worthy, while patterned tiles or mosaic designs can add a modern or eclectic touch. Consider using lighter shades of blue or grey tiles to create a cohesive colour scheme.

Flooring and Lighting

For a navy shaker kitchen, hardwood or engineered wood flooring in a lighter shade, such as oak or maple, can provide warmth and balance the darker cabinets to ensure the colour scheme is not too brutal as is the risk with darker blue hues. Alternatively, light-coloured tiles or stone flooring can also work well, especially if you want a more contemporary or transitional look.

Proper lighting is essential to showcase the beauty of your navy shaker kitchen. Opt for an installation of a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting. Pendant lights or chandeliers above the kitchen island or dining area can serve as focal points as well as art work to give a dash of personality, while under-cabinet lighting can enhance functionality and create a warm ambiance for your new kitchen space which is perfect to kick back and relax over a glass of something sparkling.

To complete the look, add elements that accessorise your new navy shaker style kitchen to give it your unique personal touch. Consider open shelving with carefully curated dishware or glassware in white or complementary colours and all your favourite coffee table books to really secure the modern look. Displaying potted herbs, decorative canisters, or vintage kitchen tools can elevate the concept to all new heights.

Colour Palette

Adding modern sophistication to your kitchen is easy with a navy shaker style kitchen. Navy pairs perfectly with a variety of colour palettes, from whites and creams for a classic look, to greys for a more contemporary feel. With the navy shaker style kitchen, you'll get the best of both worlds: modernism and vintage class.

It's all about making your navy shaker kitchen stand out! By carefully selecting materials, colours, and finishes, you can create a beautiful and timeless space that reflects your personal style. Remember to balance the rich navy colour with lighter elements and utilise proper lighting to really bring the space to life. A little bit of effort and attention to detail goes a long way with kitchen design, and you can transform your kitchen into an inviting and well-balanced navy shaker kitchen. 

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