Color for kitchen walls and countertops
Please help me choose a paint color for kitchen. It is an open room, so it has very little wall space - on sides and over the cabinets. Room is facing northwest and does not get a lot of natural light. Current paint makes room even darker, though it is a beautiful color and matches backsplash good and kind of draws attention from our oak cabinets. The rest of open space is painted light color. You can see it on picture taken so kitchen wall is hidden. It also shows color of the floor. We are going to lightly renovate kitchen - new stone countertops and appliances, so it would be a good time to repaint. But I am worried if I paint kitchen lighter color - this grainy wood on cabinets will stand out too much. I was also thinking grey granite will be a nie, not too wild contrast to cabinets, backsplash and floor. So I would like your input on two questions - repaint kitchen in lighter color or keep current one? And will grey granite work with both colors? I do not want everything to be brown and tan.
If it helps, current kitchen color is Dutch Boy Dura Clean "Indian Tile". Color on other wall and the rest of the open space is Dutch Boy Dura Clean "Colonial Cobblestone".