There are many shades of blue from the darkest navy reminiscent of a night sky to the palest duck egg. Light blue is often a color chosen for classic kitchens for its freshness – it certainly has a hygienic feel to it but you have to be careful in case you choose a shade which gives your kitchen a cold rather than a welcome feeling.
Dark blue and navy do not look good over large areas in a kitchen as a rule. (Although you will always find exceptions that look stunning, the average home decorator will not achieve a great result with these colors.
These shades need very careful handling with good lighting and the right accessories). If you have your heart set on a navy kitchen use it for small areas – perhaps one wall and a few accessories and make other walls paler in contrast.
Blue has great potential for mixing with other colors and goes well with many shades. You will find it combines well with pink and yellow in chintzy type floral patterns which go well in country kitchens. Also you can use a darker shade of blue if it is broken up in a toile type pattern or in a gingham or striped fabric.