Update- Your suggestions on the outdated kitchen
I wanted to just update the original post but I didn't see a way to change the post title to say "updated" so I just started a new post. Sorry.
Here is the original post regarding my parents and their outdated kitchen.
You all gave such great suggestions! Their kitchen still needs some work as they will be changing the lighting fixtures and the ceiling fan. It's just taking them a while. But I did want to show you all some progress pictures! The color they picked is a really soft, sage green and it really looks so nice in person against the honey oak cabinets. I'd totally recommend getting a soft green if you want to give an updated and fresh look to oak cabinets without having to paint them.
Thanks again for all of your suggestions! I'll post final pictures when they are done.
Again, the before picture