Despite having a considerable amount of shadow, this kitchen feels light and airy to me thanks to its lovely monochromatic soft gray and brown palette. I love how tall those upper cabinets are; it makes the room feel quite tall. I also love how the cabinets are simple and modern, but with just enough interest to keep things from looking overly flat.
No uppers will always make a room feel clean and open. It’s okay to go white on white! Though breaking up the wall and cabinets with gray marble keeps things visually distinct, but still light! I love how carefully the accessories have been placed here, wonder if it ever looks like that on a normal day.
Have a look at that marble! Just stunning. I don’t know how realistic it is to have nothing at all on the counters like this, but it is pretty. Love the single branch in a vase. And those pendants! Copper is right up there with brass on my list of loved metals.