First of all, thank you so much to all of you who took the time to recommend paint colors. This morning I finally decided these greens weren't going to work and I have to start over. I've been looking around at all the colors you suggested! Here are a few of the specific colors ...
Behr - Mountain Sage
The more I look at this one, the more I love it. But I wonder if its close to the sample I already have.
Laura Ashley - Taupe 3
This is close to what I have now.
Benjamen Moore - Soft Fern
This one actually reminds me of the color we had years ago when our old cabinets were painted white. It was a great color against the white cabinets but our kitchen is so dark that I didn't want to do it again. Maybe a shade lighter on the same chip would work?
There was also a suggestion of doing white. A while ago, I tried and tried to find a white paint. There are so many! I simply could not find one that was the right shade. What I was looking for was one that was like my dining room furniture (Heirloom White Spray paint) or my kitchen island below ...
Seems like that would be easy to match, right? Not so much. My parents use a white paint on their painted furniture and they're coming by so I'm going to try that too. Back to the drawing board today.
Oh, one last thing ... I don't love my new header but I just had to get rid of that snowflake!