Moving into this kitchen in the spring. (Note that the hutch in the breakfast area is covering one of the windows.) Rather plain to my taste and I'm not fond of the cabinets. Counters are white avonite (corian?) except for island which is tan-ish thus making it look like a color mistake.
I am looking for a country modern feel. For a budget approach, I am considering painting the lower cabinets a dark olivey green; and the uppers a medium sage; replacing the island counter only with granite and replacing the backsplashes with glass tile in white/clear or very light green; and adding modern pulls and handles. Walls would be slightly yellow to warm it up just a bit. And paint the pantry door with chalkboard paint.
If funds allow I might replace the cabinets entirely with a Shaker style in a wood finish.
Your thoughts and suggestions are much appreciated.