Second, a place for art:
The subway tile is great in this one too.
And speaking of subway tile, how about the dark grout used in between them in this kitchen?
Although most of these images have lighter cabinets, these darker ones below make a bold statement and work well if you already have plenty of natural light to work with:
The farmhouse sink here is also a must.
And finally, tons and tons of natural light:
Cool overhead lights. Love the blue and white.
Glass cabinets and/or open shelving helps to show off pretty dishes and glassware.
Fantastic windows welcome the sunlight.