One thing I knew I wanted was lots of drawers. I find drawers great storage as you can access them well. With cupboards its not as easy to access the back of the cupboard, especially on the lower shelf. All cupboards and drawers in my house are on soft closers, if you are doing a reno or you're building consider this upgrade (if not included) as lovely not having any slam or bang. They also help keep the contents inside the drawer from moving around if the drawer is closed too hard.
Another 'must have' was a bin drawer. Its great not having to find a place for the bin. It keeps everything contained inside (including any smells). One bin for recycling and the other for rubbish. I use the little drawer above for tea towels and bin bags.
The glass splashback is metallic grey called 'Blast Grey 3'. I really wanted to finish off the space so decided to take the splashback up and over the window. When the glass splashback company came to measure they thought it was a strange request but I think it worked out really well.
These little ceramic planters are a nice edition to the kitchen. It's nice to go with something a little different. I ordered them from an etsy store called Light + Ladder. When they arrived they looked a bit too cream for my kitchen so I painted them white.
Tip: Use small rocks in the bottom before filling with soil as this will allow drainage.
And last but not least... my pretty KitchenAid Mixer in Apple Green. This is how the green in my main living space started.
Bench Tops: Essastone 'New Basmati'
Splashback: Glass 'Blast Grey 3'