I saw this kitchen featured on home day on City Line last week; it is part of the Benjamin Moore Colour Trends 2013 Home. I thought it was a good example of the power of paint. As you can see it is a suburban home with a typical kitchen layout that you have probably seen a million times.
Before...I don't really mind it. I would of added a white marble subway tile back splash, removed the fan and put up a cool hanging fixture, swapped out the chairs and added a graphic print in the form of Romans on the windows.
Here are the two looks that the people at Benjamin Moore tried...I like everything about this look, but not the ceiling. I would have left the ceiling white.According to the colour forecasters yellow and blue is making a come back. Not the French Provincial combination of the 90's, but deeper tones like the ones below.
Ceiling: Marblehead gold HC-11
Walls: Polo Blue 2062-10
The next look is good too. If you are renting or living in a space where you can't tile the back splash adding a modern and graphic stencil is a good alternative.
Ceiling: Sparrow AF-720
Walls: Camouflage 2143-40