Lighter Paint Color Suggestions for Dining Room?

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Q: I am renting a duplex and these were the paint colors when I moved in. I'm desperately wanting to paint the dining room, but I don't know what color would flow well with the others since its an open floorplan. We just moved in so its a mess and some of the furniture will be changing. I just want a lighter color in the dining room, as it is insanely dark and feels outdated.

There is a bedroom off of the dining room which is a lighter tan than the living room. The room is south facing and gets pretty good light. Any suggestions or ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.