As it turned out though, so many of the beiges, tans, and taupes that I liked and were recommended were way too dark for this space that sees little natural light. In the end I went with something that in a room with normal sunlight is off-white but here reads like a dark linen. I used Benjamin Moore's Grant Beige, since I liked the tones (I've also already used it up here, in the tiny guest room), but in an effort to lighten it up, I cut it to 50%. It was the right decision—and actually came out even a bit deeper than I expected or wanted. If it was a client, I may have gone out and picked a new color. For me, though, I just want to make it work.
Sherwin Williams was having a paint sale so I had them color match the Grant Beige in their Harmony paint, which has zero VOCs, a must for pregnant women, infants, kids, elderly, or anyone with health issues, and actually probably a good idea for anyone and everyone these days. Why add those chemicals to the air and your house if you don't have to?
Just a reminder, this is what the room looked like before.
And again, now...
I am more than a little excited to finally be getting this space on its way to a new look. Next up, new carpet goes in a week from today. I seriously don't know if I can wait.