Sweetness and light. Love the look of a painted island in a gorgeous neutral kitchen like this. Try: Benjamin Moore Sylvan Mist http://www.myperfectcolor.com/en/color/378934_Benjamin-Moore-CSP-740-sylvan-mist for a smokey blue accent.
Cottage-Style Charm with Beaded Board. For cottage style or a farmhouse look, choose beaded board for the backsplash. Flat trim along the top and bottom edges where the backsplash meets the countertop and the cabinetry gives a finished look. For easy cleaning, use a durable latex enamel paint that can stand up to scrubbing and splashes