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Gifts to buy for someone who has a blue kitchen

Updated on April 14, 2016
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Before she became a fulltime quilt artist/tutor, Jan T Urquhart Baillie worked as an interior decorator for a wallpaper specialist.

Blue kitchen gadgets complement my new kitchen perfectly

My new kitchen has blue quartz manufactured stone benchtops, blue ragged walls and Dulux® Warm Neutral cupboards.

The perfect accessories have to be blue!

I have always had blue bottles, cannisters, cutlery and pots and pans in my kitchens, even when they were 'Brunny' green!

If you know a blue person, what could be better than buying them lovely 'must-have' kitchen presents in blues?

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Pots and pans
Table linen
Door knobs
Hand towels
Utensils
Knives
Tea towels
Cruets
Glassware
Dinner plates
Wall decor
Floor rugs
Drinking mugs
Small appliances
Cookbooks
Gadgets
Serving trays
Kettle
Toaster
Aprons
Egg cups
Gift suggestions for kitchens

Some pictures of the new kitchen - Oh I do love it!

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A view from the loungeroomDesigned by me for maximum easeA view down to the dining room endThe blue wallsIt's a long roomAn old dresser revampedCorner drawersAppliance cupboard
A view from the loungeroom
A view from the loungeroom
Designed by me for maximum ease
Designed by me for maximum ease
A view down to the dining room end
A view down to the dining room end
The blue walls
The blue walls
It's a long room
It's a long room
An old dresser revamped
An old dresser revamped
Corner drawers
Corner drawers
Appliance cupboard
Appliance cupboard

Gifts with the decor in mind - Blue touches

L Tremain Bistro Crock with Matching Spreader, White with Blue Trim and Blue Spreader
L Tremain Bistro Crock with Matching Spreader, White with Blue Trim and Blue Spreader

This is something that would look great on the table for breakfast, or lunch.

 

Touches of blue, not too much blue!

Accenting your kitchen with blue and white china either on display or when entertaining adds special touches.

Gifts that add these touches might be large plates or bowls, accessories for the table, mugs, teapots, or even knobs for a dresser.

Perhaps the kitchen is dark, so try buying white with blue touches like this butter jar. If you buy a very blue accessory, then it will add to the room's dark atmosphere. Instead, select pieces that have more white than blue to provide some light reflection.

If the room is light, then mainly blue china or mugs would be lovely touches for the blue and white kitchen. Too white and the gift will get lost, so choose the present you buy according to the darkness or lightness of the room it is intended for.

Choose your gifts with blue touches with the room in mind and you won't go wrong.

Blue is my very favourite colour and

I have had blue bits and bobs in my house forever.

— Jan T

Blue and white themed gifts for the table

Buying a gift for a blue and white kitchen is as easy as getting your friend or family member a dinner set.

Perhaps modern in style, or maybe a beautiful traditional set of special china?

I love to drink out of lovely china mugs, and especially if they are blue and white. My (current) favourites are navy with white spots, and white with powder blue large polka dots!

Update: Bobby gave me a gorgeous white mug with a blue feather curling around it. That's my favourite at the moment.

Do you buy just any gift as long as it's blue?

Gingham curtains, blue and white checkerboard tiles in the alcove wall, and blue and white accessories, all would be pretty in a blue and white country or traditional style kitchen.

What do you pick if your friend has very modern or contemporary taste?

Modern/contemporary design has clean lines, clear bright colours and unfussy style. You would not buy a willow patterned plate for that type of kitchen. Instead you would look for some sleek square or rectangular plates in white or bright abstract floral or geometric designs.

A kitchen that has dark blue walls - sets off the accessories beautifully

Your gift could be something in a blue glass bottle, which can keep on giving after the contents are all gone. Or you could buy white china or mugs, or plant pots or whatever, to offset the deep blue of the walls.

Too much of a good thing...

Be careful not to be too heavy on the blue in any gift you choose for a room with dark blue walls or cabinets. Sparkles of white against the night blue would be striking.

Because the owner of the kitchen loves blue and white, he or she might love a touch of bright orange in a mug, or lime, turquoise, or sunny yellow. All of these can give some punch to a room decorated with blue and white.

Stymied? Here's some good ideas

Finding it hard to pick a gift for that friend with a blue and white kitchen? Try thinking outside the square to get a gift with a blue theme, but not exactly a blue kitchen utensil or plate.

These blue gifts are for the friend who has everything!

  • Blues music album
  • Blue pen and notepaper
  • Blue torch (flashlight)
  • Blue rag rug
  • Blue plant pot
  • Blue apron
  • Blue teatowel
  • Blue metal bar stool (s)
  • Blue phone case for his/her smartphone
  • Blue tote bag for the shopping

I'm sure you can think of more and more ideas!

Got some new ideas now?

Shopping for blue and white kitchen gifts?

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      Jan T Urquhart Baillie 6 years ago from Australia

      @anonymous: You have to go the whole hog!

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      Jan T Urquhart Baillie 6 years ago from Australia

      @poutine: Very tardy reply, but thanks for dropping in!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Blue slippers for your blue kitchen, you thought of everything!

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Beautiful photos of kitchens in blue and white.

      Great gift accents.

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      Jan T Urquhart Baillie 7 years ago from Australia

      @LoKackl: Blue kiychens are cool! Glad I helped with gift ideas.

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      Jan T Urquhart Baillie 7 years ago from Australia

      @WindyWintersHubs: And guess what - so is my living room, and family room! Blue rocks for decor! Glad you liked the lens

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      LoKackl 7 years ago

      Hi JanTUB. There are some really great ideas for gifts to buy for blue kitchens here!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      This is a wonderful blue lens. I have lots of blue kitchen accessories and dishes. The wallpaper in my kitchen has tiny blue flowers and the drapes are steel blue. Oops, my living room furniture is also blue! Lensrolling to my blue lenses. Happy New Year and Best Wishes for 2010!

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      Jan T Urquhart Baillie 7 years ago from Australia

      @Kiwisoutback: Blue and white in the kitchen is so fresh and crisp. Glad you liked it!

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      Jan T Urquhart Baillie 7 years ago from Australia

      @Heather426: Thanks for the blessings, and hope you get a blue gift!

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      Kiwisoutback 7 years ago from Massachusetts

      Very cool compilation of blue kitchen stuff, nice ideas! Well done.

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Beautiful lens! from another blue lover. Lensrolling to my Blue Kitchen Accessories lens and Blessed by a Squidangel.