I have had this piece in my inventory for over 2 years, and was completly uninspired by it. Until a client asked if i had any desk available. She wanted to purchase one for her daughter who had just graduated from Law school. Her words were "something curvy and feminine". I suddenly became inspired. My client wanted a deep navy, deeper than coastal blue. I mixed 3 parts coastal blue to 1 part lamp black to achieve this classy color. The end result was this piece of beauty. I used rub n'buff to achieve the coppery gold hardware color.