Then I tried Martha Stewart's Whetstone Grey and it was a fail. It's very hard to tell from this picture—sorry for the bad lighting! But it felt too cold. I had erred on that side before and didn't like it, so I need something warmer. (But not as warm as my current color, which very often can read peachy). Ugh.
So I am starting over with color. I would like a completely neutral bisque or sand, but I'm also leaning toward very pale yellows and grasses. These are already an improvement and liven up the room, bringing that fresh feeling I was looking for. I'll live with these for a few days and slowly weed out the ones that don't work.
What worked instantly was Martha Stewart's Plumage on the credenza. It looks very blue here but more green in person, and deep and rich and delicious. Doesn't that drawer look happy?!