The first floor of our house has low ceilings (~6'10" depending on the room) and not too much natural light in the problem rooms. Previous owners have used strong colors and it's just not working. We have beautiful pine floors in 3 of the 4 rooms, the kitchen has light tile with white cabinetry and beadboard. Mainly, we need to figure out new wall color for: - the dining room, currently a dark green, which is small and only gets filtered, end of day light - the entry way, which gets almost no light - and, lastly, the living room which is morning/daytime light BUT... The entry way and living room are connected on one wall, divided by the staircase on the opposite wall so it makes dividing the color up tricky between the two spaces. Currently it's around what BMoore calls Roasted Sesame Seed. The saturation of the color isn't bad but something makes it feel claustraphobic. Ideas? I'm usually good with color so it's tremendously frustrating that this is stumping me.