Sticking with a monochromatic color palate is an easy way to mix patterns without feeling like you've created a look that is too 'busy'.
Shown below is an example of a monochromatic combination for flooring, counters and backsplash.
Flooring: Bali Grey 8x32: $11.50 per sq. ft. (retail) - porcelain tile
Counter-top: Everglades 3cm - natural quartzite
Backsplash: Macrame Jute: $29.00 per sheet (retail) - glass mosaic