We, after several attempts with color, have decided that the way to go in there is to lighten it up completely. The walls are a creamy white, the ceiling we went with an embossed fabric wallpaper (don't even go there again, my husband tells me!), the radiator has been scraped and repainted a bright white, the ceramic tiles are in various Mardi Gras shades from Home Depot as well as the lights from Home Depot, I just love them. The doors were changed out twice, once from the hollowcore plain doors that they had to sliding doors (but when a little miss entered the picture I decided that sliding doors and pinched fingers would not go hand in hand so well) to finally these doors I found on craigslist that someone had special ordered and oops wrong size. So when they oopsed we were so happy, the cost of these were cheaper than buying the builders grade from Lowes/Home Depot. These special order doors are SOLID! We found another door at Lowes that we special ordered to match for the door to the basement. Antique brass fixtures and the hallway is done as far as I'm concerned. We did bring down the mirror from the bathroom upstairs and had that framed in an antique style lookframe right after we bought the house and we have loved it in the hallway, it reflects the light and opens it up.
My my screen the photo colors aren't coming out as bright as they are in person.