The original kitchen had white cabinets, white countertops, white appliances, and white tile backsplashes with a brownish ceramic floor tile. All of that was a little too much white for us.
We kept the original cabinetry (which was custom-made by the previous owner), and changed up the countertops. The new backsplash is primarily 2x2-inch tumbled marble tiles, a decorative strip with a pewter design piece, bordered by darker tiles. This color scheme really changes the look of the room.