In Italy you make too much vacations! It's 2 years I don't have vacation time, and I would literally kill for those nice summer months you have there!
Ok, returning to the background color. I'm a sunny person
My problem is that the black pieces with the dark grey squares are a little lost, especially the pawns which don't have any white stripes on them.
Further I mean it's not a mortuary, so why the grey?
Chess is already a too serious game, we need to ask the girls what colors they would prefer!
Ciao (this is directly from Google translator)