Black and white graphics are very popular decorating motifs, especially busts of famous people and french writing. We just changed our front windows to black and white transferware, parchment covered books with portraits, and a great toile printed chair. The combination of all the black, grey and creme tones look great when mixed together. Mercury glass votives add sparkle and a warm glow to the setting. Containers of dried white hydrangeas provide a soft romantic touch. All of these soft colors create a serene, calm environment.