I found this great Baluch carpet that had such unique pink, blue, and purple colors, and the rest sprung from there. I travel a lot for work and fun, so the rest of the odds and ends come from there (the Stans, Africa, etc) to tie it all together.
Colors used in my room
Pinks, walnut, birch, a hint of blue
Tips for using color successfully
My taste is rather eclectic, but choosing one or two main colors helps ground me a bit.