For the most part, kitchens seem to be decorated with resale in mind. Which from a financial point of view makes complete sense but it does mean that there is a lot less experimentation and personality involved. My reaction to the sameness has been to be increasingly drawn to older kitchens or kitchens that have been designed in conjunction with the living or dining spaces they share. Am loving the quirkiness and creativity in these kitchens.
Pictures from marieclairemaison.
While on the subject of kitchens -- this is a very clever cabinet makeover. Lift the top cabinets to the ceiling and add a shelf below. More pictures here: mysweetsavannah.