I finally did it. I took the plunge, picked a paint color, and went at it (ignoring Donny's advice of waiting for the crown moulding to be installed. I still think that's a stupid idea). Here it is, Dutch Boy's Storm Clouds:
Getting an accurate idea of the color is almost impossible with my camera. It's kind of a chameleon color even in person - it changes quite a bit according to the light in the room. It was a gray-green while we were painting, but it shifted to blue-gray yesterday in different light. Months of second-guessing and worrying were all for naught (it was one of the first paint chips I picked out); Tom and I both like it a lot. In fact, we'll probably end up using the same paint in the bathroom, as well. There were a few spots in the bedroom we had to touch up with primer, so we still have a couple of walls to paint (our room has 15 wall surfaces...oy). And for those who are extra observant, you'll notice we have a new ceiling fixture:
Waterton II fan from Hampton Bay.
So far, so good! It was easy to install (with the exception of finding the right screws for the electrical box - my fault, not the fan's) and it runs quietly. Tom's only requirement was that it didn't have exposed bulbs glaring down when you look up. My only requirement was that it wasn't entirely hideous. I guess it qualifies. What do you think?