Don't be afraid of color. Used a dark blue accent wall with a taupe couch that had paisley and striped accent pillows (a little blue in the stripe) and it really popped. Would have never chosen this color. It was suggested and it really worked. More
WALL: BM Pine Green in Aura (richer) DOOR: SW Real Red, semi-gloss. (good to: BM Jade Garden a deep watery teal) For energy added chartreuse & dynamic red. "think beyond "dark" "light" paint, & more about mood. Room is "light" if gets lots of light. If not, it's never going to be light. I prefer to bring in boldness & brightness with deeper wall color to keep it from getting too serious. Best advice - try to define what mood you want when selecting colors & use hues that support that mood.