A time-honored choice for countertops, marble is a classic that’s versatile enough to look good in all sorts of kitchens. That said, it’s not without its downsides: Susceptible to staining, scratching, and etching, marble is a natural product that develops a patina with use. Some people like a surface that reflects their cooking history, others don’t. Read on to determine if this high-maintenance beauty is the material for your remodel project.
One of the attractions of marble is that it’s available in a wide variety of natural colorations. Marble comes in hues of white, black, gray, yellow, green, and pink, some with dark, prominent veins (see Exotic Marble in Modern Spaces) and others with more subtle patterning (see Marble Bath.) As a Interior Designer specialist in kitchens and bathrooms I would point out that the irregular lines of veining can be a nice contrast to the straight lines inherent in kitchens.
Despite the variety of colors available, white marble is generally the first choice for use as kitchen countertops. Like a white button-down shirt, white marble is adaptable, mixing well with different styles and a wide variety of materials (stainless, wood, tile). It can be dressed up with a polished finish, or made more casual with a honed finish. Another benefit is that etching is less visible on white marble than on dark. Worried about white? Stone Source offers useful Insights on White Marble.
Interiors. Artistic Direction. Space Planning
Facebook: Jewelry Designed by Stacy Miles