You can create a light toned, dark toned, eco-friendly, traditional, or a modern, kitchen using the panels that are in stark wood, colour laminates, stainless steel, etc. Using a single uniform colour tone for cabinets and ceiling will create a tone of the kitchen.
Colours and material that create the tone
Pristine white wood in solid colour and no texture is an evergreen style and tone for kitchen that is most affordable, classy, and will never be out of vogue. You can reinstall countertops in stone and wood laminate to blend into the material of the cabinet.
Textured wood, laminates, or any other metal gives a modern, contemporary tone to the kitchen. Eco friendly kitchens have upcycled and recycled material used for storage and cabinets. Paint is avoided as much as possible in these kind of kitchens. Most of the design gives a raw and an earthy feel to it. You can still have more room for natural light. You can have some potted plants, near the window, use glass, ceramic tops as shades for lights attached to the ceiling. You can use paints that are not volatile and have less binders, and other chemicals that are toxic to inhale.