I found Pinterest invaluable for kitchen ideas. I print out the photos I like and keep them in a notebook that I can carry around with me when I'm shopping for cabinets. Here are some of my inspiration photos with some ideas that I hope to incorporate in our new kitchen.
I plan on doing grey base cabinets and white uppers. I'm also adding open shelving to keep things light and open and also save money!
Benjamin Dhong designed this kitchen--the contrast of dark and light is so dramatic.
Why not mix the counter tops? These are stone and butcher block.
Here are other great ideas I "pinned": putting the outlets under the cabinets instead of on the back splash, adding extra shelves in a cabinet for cookie sheets and large platters, paper towels tucked under the kitchen sink, great lighting from Schoolhouse Electric.