I replaced the boring white cabinets with new custom painted bluish cabinets. From there, I looked for colors that would work well together and add sizzle.
Colors used in my room
Soft, smoky blue and citrus green with white and red accents.
Tips for using color successfully
Take time, effort, and patience to arrange different samples (paint chips, tile, counter top, etc...) together for a visual image of how everything interplays against each other. It took me several revisions for the final "voila" moment.