Sometimes.... the smallest accents make the biggest differences. Below is a simple cream table that I did recently with gold accents. It would have been fine painted all cream, but the gold gives it just a little bit of pop and makes it just a bit different than most finished pieces.
Each of the legs received a 4 inch gold accent all the way around. The top indentions also got a bit of gold too.
The piece was finished with a very thin layer of polycrylic.
Gold accents are a great way to add character to your hand painted pieces.