It's an island. It's a breakfast nook.
Use every. Single. Bit. of wall space. | 27 Lifehacks For Your Tiny Kitchen - I actualy have space to do this. I wonder if I can talk my "landlord" into letting me do it.
white Kitchen Backsplash. Like the cabinet color too, warmer than white but still light and neutral
Embrace the principles of universal design in your kitchen: http://www.bhg.com/kitchen/remodeling/planning/universal-kitchen-design-ideas/?socsrc=bhgpin042014kitchendesigntips
Traditional White Kitchen Cabinets #108 (Kitchen-Design-Ideas.org)