Need help incorporating steel beam into basement remodel desi

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We are remodeling the basement in our 1940s colonial and are going to keep the existing steel support beam exposed, rather then encase it in drywall and lose valuable space. But I need to decide how to incorporate into a color palette- not sure if we should go neutral, pop of color? The color palette includes BM Balboa Mist- main room, BM Green Tint bathroom and laundry/ mud room. The main architectural feature in the room is the stone fireplace which has some beige, brown, blues and greens in it. Under the stairs we will have a small bar area, and I planned to put shiplap on the wall and have it be our accent color- maybe BM Knoxville Grey or some dark/ moody/blue/green type color. The only other metal in the room will be the staircase- would it make sense to have the beam and staircase (at least top of rail?) be the same color? I’m at a loss for what to do about the beam. The flooring will be vinyl plank in a medium oak color. Thanks for any suggestions! Attaching some photos including type of stair railing (not ours, just an example). Thank you!!

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