The issue, at present, seems to be the belly-board wood trim in the room. It is a light reddish-oaky color, unlike the wood trim on the first floor, which is dark and rich. This is almost a blonde wood, but decidedly more red. It is a yellowy-orangey-tan color that I may paint a high gloss white (but I haven't decided). On the one hand, it is beautiful. On the other hand, it makes choosing paint colors nearly impossible.
Testing on the walls right now is Glidden's Driftwood Grey (WGN27) which is a richly saturated greige. It didn't photograph well at all, and the color looks somewhat flatter than it does in real life. There is more of a beige tone to the grey, with a slight olive tint:
|The plinths are hand-carved and original to the house.|
Above the Driftwood Grey, is a swatch of a previously rejected color, called Lantern. I picked it up at the local hardware store, and it was a brand I hadn't heard of previously. It was far too light for my taste.
At night, this color is dark, dark, dark. I think it might be a winner, but I'm still on the fence.