Hi Marilyn. I would paint them a white or a gray, which is really in now. Good Luck!
Yes I would say paint the paneling, best way to update the look and you will still have that beautiful detail.
Marilyn...I agree with Amanda..paint works wonders!
Paint them shinny black
You can paint it out but use a good primer, Zinsser Bullseye 1-2-3 primer which can be tinted to match your final coat, first or else the top coat will not stay nice.