What about a warm yellow, or a pale blue with a purple-ish hue?
We just moved into a house, and after years of apartments & stark white walls, I wanted COLOR. The whole house came in boring suburban beige & wood paneling (not the nice kind, the icky fake-wood brownish puke colored kind and the really dark ugly kind
We painted our bedroom Grass Cloth (green) by Behr, DS1's room is a creamy yellow that reminds me of frosting (Gold Buttercup by Behr), the hallway upstairs is white, the only white in the house, LOL... the playroom is a purple-hued blue, sooo relaxing and peaceful!: Pacific Panorama by Behr, and our kitchen, <sigh> I love our kitchen. Even people who "don't like yellow" compliment the kitchen. It is a warm, cozy yellow that is bright without being obnoxious. It's called Warm Cacoon (also Behr). I
it and I am not a 'yellow' person either. It is just right. Also, have you seen that type of painting that is big vertical stripes, with two colors of paint, one lighter one darker of the same/similar color? I always think that looks good too. You could do browns, or blues, or, ooh, reds? I would not do grey/purple etc down there, just because I'm assuming it would make it seem darker than it already is without windows. Hmm. I would go with something light reflecting like a yellow, IMO.