Some of you are saying, "You've got to be kidding me". You're the ones with experience removing it or watching your parents trying to hang it. Trending now is a mix of colors, texture and finishes in all rooms, not just kitchens. The trick here is to get it right; not too much but enough texture and color that enhances your space with visual interest and depth.
I like raffia papers with a bit of sheen. These tend to have tones of color, not a flat color like paint would have. The honed Calacatta marble wall and grey stained ash shelf needed more texture than a paint would provide. The wallpaper is the transitional piece that wraps around and connects the other finishes and elements in the room.
I hope I've inspired some of you to consider adding a bit more color and texture in your next project.