Dark color schemes shrink an already small space and make it less inviting. Use soft shades on kitchen cabinets and natural light to visually expand a small room. BUT... if you want a warm cozy kitchen and yours is small, then go for the warm wood tones - sometimes getting what you love means breaking the rules! Love the backsplash. Different textures
Nature-Inspired Kitchen- Efficient Floor Plan Careful space planning made the most of this 10x9-foot kitchen. The microwave was installed in an upper cabinet, which freed up valuable counter space. A small peninsula doubles as prep space and a gathering spot for visiting with the cook.
My perfect cottage kitchen is not too large and not too small. Crisp white cabinetry, open shelves and lots of natural light. It's a happy place for family and friends to gather where nothing is "over-done" or formal. Used to hate white kitchens but they're growing on me and I love the wooden cutting board counter tops!
Small Kitchen Make-Over- Asia- painting glossy white over existing cabinets (with lots of sanding between layers) can really brighten up older cabinetry for not much money. :)