Design Trend: Tuxedo Cabinets

Tuxedo cabinets are a huge trend right now and it seems like they are here to stay. I absolutely love the look of light upper cabinets paired with dark lower cabinets. Add in some marble countertops and brass hardware and you’ve got my ultimate dream kitchen!

Starting off with some inspiration from Young House Love, though this isn’t the traditional ‘tuxedo’ look, the large navy island brings great contrast to the light grey cabinets.


One of my favorite blogs, Elements of Style, has a more understated take on this trend with white upper cabinets and grey lower cabinets.


I’m not usually a fan of this shade of blue, but paired with the light upper cabinets and amazing tile, I really love this look.


Green cabinets are a bold design choice, but it couldn’t have paid off any better. It’s the perfect shade and I love the use of mixed metals in this kitchen. It’s the perfect example of just enough without overdoing it. The brass hardware, copper accessories and stainless steel appliances all work well together.


These last two photos are the more traditional tuxedo style of white uppers and dark blue or black lowers. It adds such visual interest to kitchens of all sizes and I hope this trend becomes a staple in every home in the next few years.


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