Paint shade for large north facing room
We are renovating a 1948 cape cod. the main room is 18 x 18 with 8 foot ceilings. the north wall Includes a huge bay window that overlooks a lake. This is the only natural light inthe room.
When entering the room from the south entry, it feels like I am entering a tunnel and staring straight out into a blinding cold light. It's such a gorgeous view, but the darkness all around makes it difficult to take in. the room is currently painted an icky dark salmon color.
I want to use a warm neutral, and perhaps some mirrors to bounce the light around (and lighting). I love yellowish tones but find that they look way too yellow in a room with little light -- and lots of walls.
My decorator wants to use Weston flax -- I think it is too yellow. Am leaning towards more of a creamy with red undertones, like Montgomery white or standish white.
I've read that a slight sheen is better is a north room than flat -- is this true?
Ideas and thoughts?