The paneling should be accented a lighter color. This would make it stand out from the white ceiling and walls already in the area. Perhaps a neutral off white color or a light tan would work. This would still go with your kitchen cabinets, carpet and wood trim.
The base trim should remain stained, untouched. Any framed openings should also remain untouched to match your existing door openings. This will keep the trim a consistent color and finish throughout your home.
<a href="https://www.house-painting-info.com/painting-paneling.html">Painting wood paneling</a> is fairly easy. The real work is getting it ready to paint. You can use any good acrylic interior house paint. An eggshell or satin sheen would nice and not be too shiny.