I ended up going with my own creation. (HTML5)
Wordpress, as great as the perks are, just isn't as easy to use as it should be.
They offer a lot, but at the same time it's as though everything they offer is in different code which resorts to the site having errors like crazy!
I do notice a massive speed increase, the site loads instantly for me on all browsers.
Why gray or black background? Lawn care = GREEN
The lawns right now are basically brown. LOL...
No no.. I find the color of the background to be appealing in a formal-luxurious sense.
A grassy theme is too much commitment for me, and my logo wouldn't like its colors repeated.