Light Blues and Greens are cool & can make a room feel bigger, where from the other side of the spectrum Reds and Oranges are warm and can make a room seem closer.
When choosing a colour scheme avoid dark colours on your larger vertical areas if the space you have is already small, because this will make your space look even smaller. These vertical areas include Doors, Splashback, Window Treatments, and adjacent Walls.
Horizontal surfaces, including Benchtops, Shelving, strip Handles and Head Mouldings can be used to introduce some "drama" to your colour scheme.
Your Flooring can be either lighter or darker than your Doors. Your walls, ceiling and splashback colours should be chosen at the end and should complement your selected colour scheme.
Whenever you are able, always view these colours (and materials) together in the natural light of your home, as their tone can drastically alter when taken away from showroom environments.
Lighten dark rooms with paler tints. Warm up cold rooms with warmer colours. Calm down rooms with Monochromatic or Harmonious colour schemes, and liven up rooms with Harmonious or Complimentary schemes.
As a final piece of advice, while you are having your new kitchen installed, it is a good idea to make other arrangements for your meals; setting up a makeshift kitchen elsewhere and / or preparing some extra frozen meals. You may also like to pack up all your decorator items, orniments and books etc, in rooms near the work area so to protect them from any dust during the renovation.
Then when it's all done, celebrate with some chocolate cake or some gingerbread! We hope this information has been useful in providing some "food for thought".