We are just in the middle of renovating our basement. The walls are now Grey (Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist) and the flooring will be a darker grey wood look LVP. Our Brown fireplace mantle colour is no longer going to work with the new color scheme. My goal is to change the color to a darker grey tone but still allow the grain to show. Is this possible? I gave a small area (bottom of a shelf) a light sanding and applied a smoke grey stain and I ended up with pukey brown...sigh. I have included a couple pics which show the fireplace and some flooring samples in front plus the sample showing my poor first attempt. There is no way I could completely remove all the old brown stain as there is much intricate detail and it is a wood veneer which is not very thick. Is it possible to make sanded brown stain dark grey or even black while maintaining wood grain? Thanks.