What color to paint the kitchen?
Our cabinets look like this, with a dark brown finish:
The countertop is this:
The appliances look like this:
Nearby walls are grayish-blue, taupe, and a greenish-brown. So my dilemma is: do I play it safe with another drab neutral and then later maybe cover it with faux brick a la Monica's kitchen on Friends or do I paint it a real color (I'm leaning toward a masculine-y grayish-purple) and risk it looking really tacky and having my sister Sarah say, "I told you so" ? Please give your input.
On a related note, anyone who comes to help paint will be invited to one fabulous dinner cooked in above-pictured range. Mom....?