Pale yellow may be a good color. I think I would get some paint chips and try them on the wall to see what would work best. Maybe even get some paint samples of the colors I like. Lowes sell paint to try now.
It is really hard to choose a color without seeing the colors of the floor and cabinets. Just because the cabinets are dark, doesn;t mean a lot. What kind of tint do they have? Are they more brown than green or red?
Paint color choices depend a lot on lighting also in a room. How much natural light do you have, etc. . .? Also know that the color will look differenty at night and different times during the day depending on the light, be it natural of from lighting fixtures.