Finding the Right Paint Colors and Types
If I had to do this finish again, I'd pull colors from the room, for example, this quilt, and use those colors for the finish.
Notice also with this quilt the white borders and sashing . . . One could do the frame boards in white, and then door faces, aprons and top in multicolors. Think of it like a quilt :)
But what I did (my mistakes will save you some time) is just gather whatever leftover paints I had on hand and go for it. Choose complimentary colors, and choose a base color, in my finish, it's white.
One other note on paints, I used gloss paints because it creates a seal, and then when you apply the glaze, it won't discolor the paint. But you can also apply a clear coat for flat paint.