My husband and I just bought out first home and although it has great bones the colors in the kitchen are not to our liking...at all. The countertops are hunter green and the blacksplash i yellow, orange, and tan... I think.

I would love to remove and replace both the countertops and backsplash but I've heard taking off the backsplash can be very difficult and can peel off the drywall...
Is this true and does anyone know the best way to do this?

I've also always had dark cabinets, so I am at a loss on what color scheme to go with, with the light cabinets AND light floors.

Any kitchen reno/decoration advice welcome!