Ok, I'm still looking for a paint color and still trying to figure out why my FR is sooo gloomy and depressing. Just had another consult w/a different painter and she felt the room was depressing too. She thinks maybe since my ceilings are a cream color and my walls are a light grey (which I hate) and my floors are dark hardwood, that when light does come in - there is nothing to reflect it. It just gets absorbed and as the daylight diminishes my ceiling starts to look grey and or dirty. All my trim is also cream - so I don't have anything the "pops".
Under what circumstances would you go w/a white ceiling? What does it do to a room and the wall color? Are you better off doing white or when you finally pick a wall color, go 50% or more off the walls for the ceiling color?
THanks for any and all comments..