Marble countertops come in a variety of styles and create many different design options.
I’m more than happy to write a post for you! Here are 10 marble styles you will fall in love with!
What to expect with marble
Luxury is the word that usually come to mind when you hear the word marble. Rightly so, it’s the stone used by some of the most beautiful architectural designs in the world.
Does that mean you can’t have marble? Of course not! Plenty of people use marble in all styles and designs of homes! I did not use marble in my new house, but you bet I’m going to try to find a place for a marble slab somewhere in the future…I just love it!
The thing with marble is you have to appreciate the character it will develop over time. As marble is used it will scratch and stain (if not wiped up) and this adds character to the stone.
If you’re like me and wipe your countertop daily, marble is a completely fine choice for you. Even though marble is higher maintenance, the warmth & individual character each stone brings into your home will never be replicated.
- natural stone
- softer density – it will scratch easier than other materials
- it will stain if not wiped up/cleaned up in a timely matter
- resistant to heat – this means it can tolerate something hot being set directly on it
- comes in a variety of colors and designs
- often has “movement” – this is the term countertop people use to describe gentle waves & swirls throughout the slab
- considered a “luxury” item
- can be refinished over time – it you don’t like the natural character it’s developed, it can be refinished to get a “new” look again
- higher price point (if not the highest) of countertop materials. Avg cost: $70-$200 per/sqft
Marble ~ Style and design Options
White Marble with veins
This style of marble is often considered “traditional” and luxurious.
It’s “base” is white with veining usually neutral in color: greys, taupes, tans, etc, and can go with about any type of home design or style, making it a marble style that many fall in love with!
White Marble with colored veins
These marble countertop styles still have a white base, but their veining has hues of color, lending them to a different design and style feel.
Stunning and unique, you will rarely find two slab stones of marble alike. If you love having something different than everyone else, consider a marble like these!
Colored marble styles
The Earth is the molder of marble and thus it can come in so many colors and variations of colors. It’d be almost impossible to document them all.
Below are just a few examples of marble styles that have a colored “base”. These fabulous examples could be just what would set your space apart from the norm!
Will you fall in love with one of these marble styles?!
when i first started my countertop love affair...
… I was certain I would use brown fantasy on my island, I had fallen in love with this style. Alas, Mark was not okay with having marble as our island stone, so my eyes had to turn to other stones.
I think now that we have natural stones in our home, I’m pretty sure Mark wouldn’t be as afraid of marble as what he once was…well, I’ll keep telling myself that anyway!
I just had to throw in a picture of this Panda White Marble staircase!! Isn’t marble amazing?!
Even if this doesn’t fit your style, you can’t deny how much vision, creativity and talent it took to construct this staircase! People amaze me at what they can create with natural elements and vision!