After all of this work picking the right paint color seems critical, and now that the floors are mostly refinished the choice was much easier. Benjamin Moore White in a Matte finish next to the amber colored old and interesting floor boards (we have decided that this floor can also be saved with sanding and sealing instead of being painted white) will be beautiful. The trim will be Restoration Hardware's "Ash", but the adjoining dressing room will be entirely white.
All of the equipment in this room was necessary to do more than a month of work after hours and on weekends, prepping for painting! Next week the floor is refinished here, so we are repairing the floor now.