Surround yourself as much as possible with things that uplift the soul and mood. A house plant in the kitchen is one such example of this concept.
And choosing a plant that has brightly colored foliage also helps perk up a dreary workspace.
If your kitchen does not have a window, install a small florescent light fixture underneath a cabinet to provide light for the plant.
The photo above is what we did in our kitchen. We also placed a mirror behind the plant to reflect the light from the florescent fixture under the cabinet, and the bright colors from both the container and the plant.
House plants are truly such an easy and inexpensive way to liven up the kitchen.