gray w/some black. and what about a well stocked bar housed in a non-traditional, open bar/cart/shelf fashion? could be a budget friendly alternative that takes up less space and works better with the style of the room
Tricks of the Trade: How Designers Warm Up Black & White Rooms This is still mostly monochrome, but the other elements (the leather stool, the oriental rug, the stove) bring a lot to the mix. From Trendenser.