Gloria, oil based stains are yellow. If you look at them in the can, they will have an amber hue. Water based polyurethanes are much more naturally clear. But there are other things that you can consider. Minwax makes a Water Based Wood Stain that can be custom mixed to many different colors. You might also look at their White Wash Pickling Stain. You will want to put a water based poly finish over either of these.
I really suggest that you visit your friendly local paint store. You would not pick out a wallpaper by asking on a site like this but you might ask about paper that others have. You can come up with any color finish as well as color intensity and shine level. One way to approach this kind of decision is to decide what you want your cabinets to look like and then find out how to get there. There are so many choices that most people don't thing or know of that it really is amazing--and, yes, I am talking about stains and dyes, not paint.