Perhaps your bold move is to use patterns in unconventional ways. Check out the amazing backsplash in this modern-rustic kitchen. The tile is bold and modern in black and white, but the pattern references the quilts of Amish and Mennonite communities. What a unique mix of styles!
Not crazy about the tiles, but beautiful range hood, as well as other fixtures and decor. Note electrical outlet in floor. Single wall kitchen allows for rolling island, as well as various kitchen table arrangements.