I was looking for contemporary yet "pretty" canisters which were large and light blue. These canisters fit that description perfectly. I was surprised at how hard it was to find blue canisters which were pretty but elegant (not too country or too bold/bright). They are soft gray-blue (not quite as blue as robin's egg). They look beautiful in my updated kitchen which has antique cream cabinets, brown speckled stone countertops, with contrasting chocolate brown island cabinets. I kept my eyes on these canisters for about 6 months and purchased with a coupon.
These canisters arrived today and they are so pretty. The previous reviewer is correct in that I had a difficult time finding blue canisters. These canisters are a pretty light/ice blue color. The picture makes them look gray, but they ARE blue!