€œEven though white kitchens are really popular and they always will be, we look for opportunities to deliver that light aesthetic people are looking for in a different way,€ says Curtis Elmy of Saskatoon's Atmosphere Interior Design. In this kitchen (part of a house they designed for the Saskatoon Hospital Home Lottery), the team at Atmosphere opted for a pale grey on the cabinets€”Benjamin Moore's Gray Owl above; a little darker on the lowers with Benjamin Moore's Rainstorm€”and injected white throughout with the marble backsplash, the Caesarstone counters and a pair of great oversized pendants from Visual Comfort.

A Bright Kitchen Isn€™t Always White

It's a light and bright space full of interesting details, including that showstopper of a range hood custom made by Hammersmith in Calgary. The slightly curved shape provides great contrast to the square lines of the Shaker cabinets, and its two-tone design€”natural stainless with antique brass strapping and rivets€”provides a visual anchor to pair with the Colonial Bronze handles on the cabinets and the antique brass interiors of the pendant lights.

Credit: Eymeric Widling

The team at Atmosphere brought in mirrored fronts for the upper cabinets for a little extra sparkle. The finish on the mirror contains a bit of dust and speckle, giving it extra depth and dimension€”and making maintenance easier. The Shaker cabinets have a bevelled edge, which gives them a more elegant, defined look.