When considering color in the kitchen, the first notion that comes to mind is usually brightly colored appliances, a vivid backsplash, or a bold coat of paint. The great thing about towels for the kitchen is that it's a chance to incorporate fun patterns and splashes of color without breaking the bank.
There are plenty of dish towel style options with graphic prints, clever phrases, and brightly colored patterns screen printed onto the towels. Choose a textile design that is bold and fun. Make sure the fabric is thick enough so the towel can actually work as a towel and can wipe up messes, soak up spilled liquids, and protect hands from hot pans. It's also essential that a dish towel is machine washable, and that the dye or print on it won't bleed onto other fabrics. It won't matter how cute it is if you can't clean it after a particularly messy batch of tomato sauce. Opt for cottons over other materials, and try not to purchase anything that's heavily printed, in case it melts when in contact with hot materials.
Check out great dish towels in different materials, sizes, and styles here, along with information on where to buy them.