11/23/2011 02:52 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Shades Of Style: Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2012 (VIDEO)

Runway photo: Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012, photo from Gorunway.

This outfit from Diane von Furstenberg's spring 2012 ready-to-wear collection is all about mixing patterns. From the vivid purple flowers to the two-toned petals to the checkered handbag, the flurry of different shapes and patterns somehow strike a harmonious balance. And, believe it or not, you can and should use this technique in your home. Even adding small patterns, such as decorative pillows or plates or throws, can create a lot of visual interest and draw the eye to explore a space more closely. Of course, if you are up to the challenge, incorporating large patterns in the curtains or on the walls will achieve an even bolder, more stunning look.

Find out where you can get these colors for your home below:

Concord Grape, SW6559, Sherwin-Williams
Tomato Red, 2010-10, Benjamin Moore
Windjammer, A52-4, Olympic Paint
Aquatic Mist, 5008-9B, Valspar
Bright Citrus, 240B-3, Behr
Parma Gray, No. 27, Farrow & Ball