I spent a productive evening dreaming up a dream kitchen. I started out with this tile, which I stumbled upon a while ago and which I just fell in love with:
I also love white kitchen cabinets, with contrasting countertops, so I went ahead and created the following kitchen around my tile:
To me, the combination of crisp white, dark counter, the beautiful back-splash and then hardwood floors create a very updated, contemporary and still homey kitchen.
This will stay in my "dream-house-folder" for that some-time in the future day when I will have my own house.