Two-color cabinets. I like this idea instead of white on the bottom too. That way the kids don't get it filthy. Well...they will still get it filthy but it won't show as much until I clean it! ;)
herringbone subway tile backsplash
Pull-out work table disguised like a kitchen drawer.
Hide the appliances, but keep them handy
Coffee nook - with a pot filler faucet