I like the idea for kitchen counter. (AW) DIY wood plank kitchen table picture step by step ~ would also be really really awesome for kitchen counters! Stained black with high gloss protectant over them.
Grey is a living, breathing colour, full of unique personality. It can be bold or dark or peaceful and homely. Grey can feel a little intimidating but there are a myriad of different ways to work with it, and almost certainly the right shade for you.