I haven’t been idle while reviewing all those One Page Dungeon Contest entries, and some of my crafting has gone towards painting a bunch of Reaper Bones miniatures I still have from previous years’ kickstarters.
In this grouping, I focused on dungeon scatter pieces, like doors, gargoyles, furniture torches, magic orbs, and torture room implements. Below I showcase them on my battleboard. Perhaps they can inspire your own paint colors?
My general approach to maximize my own minimal painting skills is to get my colors for each area done in a few coats each on top of a white or black spray primer. Then, I give everything a wash in diluted black paint. To lighten them back up a bit and accentuate details, I drybrush selected areas in a very light matching color. I give everything some durability with a satin clear spray sealer. I makes everything a bit shiny, but I find it shows off the colors better than either a matte or semi-gloss (either it all looks cloudy with a matte or too shiny with a semi-gloss), and the sealer greatly increases the strength of the miniature.