A black, white and gray color scheme and all the variations and nuances of these amazing neutral colors are very prevalent in all collections of furnishings, fabrics and paints today. Sofas are covered in graphite, mercury, steel, silver, ash, charcoal and slate. They are colors out of the earth, colors of industry, colors of stormy weather and yet they are remarkably calm and elegant.
I have often heard it is a non-color, grays are so often associated with a dullness, being bland and corporate but mix it with pink it becomes sophisticated and fashionable and so pretty.
Fabrics from the top left are from: striped silk from Henry Bertrand, Storm, Andrew Martin, Pale Rose, Designer's Guild, center: Steel, William Yeoward, Starling herringbone, Sofa.com, Silver, Sahco.