Kitchens.com has an excellent article “Vibrant Saturated Colors”, discussing how to incorporate bright, bold colors into a kitchen without overwhelming the visitor. The designer used softer colors on countertops to bring the energy level down!
If your thing is lots of strong bright colors, this article is for you.
Kitchens.com presents French Country Colors in this article. For the more traditionally oriented, this style and color choice presents a relaxed, countryside atmosphere.
Go to Kitchens.com and peruse the photo collections for ideas for your next remodel!