I'm Paint Paralyzed and Need Color Suggestions!

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Q: After nearly 20 years of renting I finally own a house, and I'm paint-paralyzed!

I have a Room and Board sofa in Doss Heather that I love; when I bought it it looked nice and gray in my rental. My new house, however, has very different (but wonderful) light and the sofa trends much more gray/green (larger photo below). I'm having trouble figuring out a paint color for the walls. I like most greens, blues, and grays, in particular. This might be the problem.

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If I want to downplay the green, do I go more blue with paint? Something else?

Help? I'm currently looking at Valspar Eddie Bauer Home Woodsmoke, Benjamin Moore Barren Plain, and Pittsburgh Paints Blue Beard. I'm afraid my wall is going to be completely covered in samples if I don't get some help with a color direction...

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Editor: Please help Megan out with some color advice and suggestions - thanks!

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Janel Laban is the Executive Editor of Apartment Therapy and has been working here, at the dreamiest of dream jobs, since March 2006.