Painting an old radiator ( & or pipes ) bright color makes it a piece of art. After painting the whole exposed ceiling in the basement one solid light color . Painting some of the pipes funky colors is going to be GREAT!
Farrow & Ball "Borrowed Light" It's . calm, relaxed, and serene . an airy blue that's got enough gray in it to maintain a certain neutrality. You can put it with purple, brown, dark green — pretty much anything.