Thank you all for giving me your best decorating advise on the paint colors. I'm going to take your advice and pick up pints of paint to do a sample wall and see what I like during different time of the day. I don't think I'll know until I see it on the wall, whether the lighter colors will be too light for me or the deep colors just too intense. Also, thanks for suggesting that I maybe use one lighter color and one deeper color...for some reason I had a mental block about mixing the light and deep until you all brought it up.
When I get the samples up on the wall, I'll post a photo. :)