One of the colours of the season, dove grey is soft, sensual and peaceful. A gorgeous alternative to cream or beige it provides a versatile base on which to work.

Black and white accents work well with this look, but you can also contrast grey with purple or a rich wine shade for an opulent feel, or use apple green as a tangy alternative.

The Dino three seater sofa is built for maximum comfort, with ‘extraflex’ foam and fibre seat cushions covered in two stylish fabrics for a sophisticated finish. The matching nest of oval footstools means you can put your feet up in style.

You can also add depth to your look by adding textures and patterns in complimentary shades.

An accent chair such as the Duresta Horatio with a subtle pattern will add another layer of texture to the room.

A traditional rug such as the Buckingham Zeigler in ivory and black picks up on the tones in the grey palette creating a greater sense of luxury but this particular shade of grey works equally well with antique furniture or thoroughly modern pieces and the Twist coffee table is certainly the latter.

A rotating coffee table comprised of three discs in varying shades of grey, finished in a high gloss lacquer with hidden storage, the Twist is exactly what it says, a contemporary twist on a coffee table.

Vases and decorative items in a multitude of greys will add mystery and romance to the look, we like this ceramic black and silver tall vase which would look stunning holding a single deep wine-coloured rose, or a bright happy gerbera.

Hints of silver will add a fairytale element to your room – this beautiful print of a silver birdcage  is simply stunning with its delicate detailing and mystical colouring.

And a graphic mirror such as the Moment mirror is ideal to really make grey sparkle.

To use grey in the dining room, start with a plain dining range such as the Lanson in solid American oak with dark fabric seat cushions and dress the table with a dove grey table cloth and silver and grey dinner plates with cloudy glasses.

Grey also works wonderfully well in a conservatory, helping you to achieve an elegant look which will see you through the year. Fishpools indoor outdoor garden furniture is selling like hot cakes, and the grey sets are proving very popular.

The Grenada is a three seater sofa set in grey rattan comprising a three seater sofa, two armchairs and a coffee table with weather proof cushions and removable covers, it’s perfect for the changeable summer weather.

Dove grey is gorgeous, elegant and effortless, so ditch black and white and embrace the grey area this summer.

Fishpools is located on the High Street in Waltham Cross and boasts 200 room sets for bedroom, dining and living along with home accessories, gifts and cook and dine departments and a picture and mirrors gallery. So you’re bound to find inspiration. Plus there’s a great in store coffee shop and ample customer parking.

For more ideas visit Fishpools, or look online at where you can now browse and buy from the comfort of your own home.