So we rent our little house from a friend and sometimes we get to make little changes around here and he pays for materials. The back-splash when we moved in needed to be torn down and re-done and I finally did it a couple months ago.
I ripped down the old textured wall paper and replaced it with a similar pattern. After the paper dried it was time for a little paint. The color before was some sort of green/gray/silver that just made the room look dark and dirty. I opted for white since it's not my house and my main goal so to make it look clean and bright. Now when my kitchen is clean it actually looks clean.
Now if it was me those cabinets would have a couple coats of paint on them...but that's just me.