OK, I'm going to take a stab at this one. First a couple of photos would be great, help with "color inspiration." Personally, I would stay away from reds, light or not, as your floors and cabinets already have a reddish tone. Not to say the right red wouldn't look bad but it might be over powering.
I like neutral colors; like light grays, tans, browns even earthy golds. Any of these might be nice for your situation. Plus they go with anything, even red floors.
I found some nice color combinations on the Benjamin Moore website. Any of these would look nice but depends on your tastes. Living rooms can easily support some nice "bolder" colors while kitchens are best left neutral.