Love the look, colour. The look of open shelving can be stunning. And you don't have to go full-on open shelves to incorporate the trend. Consider using open shelves in just one corner or around a sink. Afraid you don't have anything display-worthy? Simple white dishes, clear glasses, and colorful cookbooks are kitchens staples that look fabulous on display.
This reminds me of my grandma's kitchen. She always had poodles though. She had a brick wall behind the stove, black and white tile on the countertops with a wood butcher top on a tiny island. (photo is by Knitty, Vintage and Rosy)