I recently read somewhere, that the Galley kitchen is the least desirable as far as kitchens go. Makes sense, when we all come across these gorgeous sprawling kitchens, and they tend to be the gathering space for most homes. But if you happen to be stuck with one, it doesn't mean you can have great style and even more so since they tend to be smaller than the open ones.
Keeping the countertop clutter to a minimum is a must when you are tight on space, and monochromatic helps the eye to keep moving, making it feel larger.
This dead end kitchen looks pretty low on ceilings, but the white cabinets to the ceilings make it feel airy. They also made good use of the under the stairs area instead of a dead space.