How would you paint the interior of a 1895 shingle style home?
I have a shingle-style home with interior woodwork in generally good condition. The first floor has a great deal of quartersawn oak paneling in excellent condition. The moldings and woodwork on the upper three floors are perhaps gumwood, in need of some attention. I considered painting the moldings in the upper three floors, but am not sure if the mix of painted woodwork on the upper floors and natural wood on the first floor would work.
I have three somewhat related questions on interior painting:
1) What are good resources for wall colors that might work well the wooden trim -without being too slavishly historical?
2) What is the best way to clean/restore the woodwork?
3) Are there any examples you can point me too of painted doors with stained wooden doorframe/moldings? The doors are perhaps in the most need of attention. Or would you just paint the moldings as well on the upper floors?