I really liked Timber's kitchen featured as a Sneak Peek on Design*Sponge. I have a growing collection of Fornasetti plates that could easily go above the cabinets as well as a hodgepodge of blue ceramics. I can't remember if it was domestic dame Martha Stewart or domestic goddess Ina Garten, but one of them suggested collecting one color of tableware to easily mix and match. How quaint! So it's been blue for me!
P.S. I'm anal enough to keep the glass cabinets that orderly too.