Good Questions: Highlighting Ceiling Medallion?

Hello all, I want to highlight the ceiling medallion in my dining room but I cannot decide exactly how to best do so...

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I can't seem to find the proper 'inspiration' and was hoping that you all could offer some suggestions and how I would go about achieving this. I was thinking of using gold/bronze/silver, perhaps in metallics and do a faux finished or antiqued look. The center of the medallion is textured with plaster by the original builder and the surround is smooth. I do not want to paint the entire ceiling as it has a faint textured surface that I do not want to cover. The upper living floor of our house is painted in 3 shades, in the brown/green color range (it changes colors with different lighting) of SW Martha Stewart Collection. Furnishings and accents are in the gold range. Any ideas (and maybe some pictures that would show the end product & the process used to achieve it)? Thanks for your advice and I will take all comments into consideration.

I can understand how this is a tricky challenge — who has suggestions/inspiration/ideas?

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