The room was getting there and we trashed it:
Here are the five colors we've tried on the ceiling. The rug balances the blue so we had to put it down to help us choose the right color.
The winner, it's light but with a little more gray.
Here are two colors. They are both great. Suddenly the ceiling is a feature. Not what I expected.
Left: 801, right: 795
I painted to give a simulation or faux beams:
JoAnn isn't too crazy about the beam idea. Gordon and I are crazy about it. We'll try another paint sample or two on Friday. I hope we can pick one so I can give it two coats over the weekend.
Then will have to figure out the beams. It could tough getting it right.
Some faux beam links: