By using various materials in your kitchen, you can give it a great aesthetic no matter how petite it is. You can apply this in your countertop surfaces, cabinetry, fixtures, flooring, color and lighting. Since you won't be able to have so many details in your furnishings, you can experiment by using various materials that can give your kitchen a great interior design. To have a concise look, use one color for your fixtures and cabinets.
Place some incandescent lighting under your hanging cabinets and let it shine down your countertops that will increase the shadowing, giving it a visual movement. You can place lights under the base of your cabinets, too. But do not forget to install fluorescent lights that can increase the larger look of your kitchen.
You may have been thinking on how to design your small kitchen space. You really don't need to worry for you can still have a great kitchen no matter how small it is. The only key is considering how you use the area, make sure that the things you need are in there and you will apply the style you really want. Aesthetics come after function especially that the kitchen is a working area for preparing meals. So, make sure that you will be able to use your kitchen the way you want it.