Example of pressed tin ( seen unpainted here), this one from a nz site! Something similar painted the same charcoal as your kitchen tiles could look great under your new island bar, or you could even paint a cool anaglyptic wallpaper (with pattern of your choice) for the same effect....
Aroma Cafe Project Where Pressed Metal Was Used On Their Counter
Pressed metal was used on the front of the Aroma Cafe in Garden City. The Melbourne design was chosen.