Colour therapists say that blue hues can produce positivity, productivity and efficiency, and who doesn’t need these three traits when they’re in their kitchen? We love the blues that made their way into this year’s KBDi Designer Awards, and share four of our faves in this feature.

Adelaide designer, Nathan Wundersitz CKD Au, used a stunning combination of midnight blue with an oh-so-pretty pink in this kitchen. Taubmans describe their ‘Black Flame’ hue as ‘a statement-making black, infused with an undertone of the deepest indigo to create an unashamedly chameleon-like colour’

Brisbane designer, Ashley Maddison, used Laminex ‘Deep Sea’ to great effect in this blue beauty. Brushed brass hardware sits beautifully against the sea-blue backdrop, and the prettily-patterned tiles add ‘blue and white delight’ to this character-filled kitchen.

Dulux ‘Superstar’ adds a bright-blue-bang to this beautiful kitchen by Melbourne designer, Vanessa Cook. This bold colour adds a contemporary twist to the more traditional, shaker-style cabinet doors, creating a vibrant yet homely space.

Dulux ‘Academic Blue’ was an intelligent choice for New South Wales designer, Andrew Wright CKD Au, CBD Au. We love the blue and white contrast of this small kitchen, and the brushed gold details that add the perfect hint of glamour.