Want to make a splash in your new space? Pick a color, then run with it. Explore various shades within the color family. Take grey, for instance. This trendy tone is best used with other shades of grey and purple (like in this gorgeous shot of a residence at Ambassador Gardens). And if you want to blend patterns within your design, pick one that pulls from your main accent color. House Beautiful says it best: You just have to pull out your swatches, try things out, and trust your eye.