These striking black, dark & light grey fabrics in checks, geometrics, stripes, florals and abstract motifs can be layered for an effortlessly stylish finish. Deep, dramatic colours are an eternally hot trend for interiors and are perfect for creating a smart-looking room, however traditional or contemporary you want it to be. How to use blacks and grey yet still conjure up a room that feels welcoming and elegant? Banish harsh whites in favour of softer, creamier neutrals and add bags of texture and natural materials, such as sisal for the flooring and attractively grained wood for furnishings and accessories. Use cushions and layering at the windows to up the comfort factor, too.